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  • THE NEW YORKER: The Wall (of Reeds) that the Border Patrol Would Like to Tear Down
    Posted in In The News on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Someone wandering along the banks of the Rio Grande, on the American side, in the summer of 2009 might have been startled by a small cardboard box plummeting to the ground. Neatly sealed with blue packing tape, its paper wrapping crisp and clean, the box would have felt light, even empty. But then, on further inspection, an observer would have noticed the platoon of tiny black insects exiting a slit on one end. Slightly larger than a gnat, the insects would have buzzed off, one by one, into the ... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: In video messages, Valley Congressmen focus on importance of trade with Mexico
    Posted in In The News on July 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Two of the three congressmen that represent the Rio Grande Valley have spoken out against rhetoric that harms cross-border commerce. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen recorded video messages for a “legislative report card luncheon” hosted by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and held at the Double Tree Suites in McAllen. While the two lawmakers covered a range of issues, much of their focus was on U.S. trade with Mexico. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar “As a ... Read more

  • PRIMERA HORA: En espera de solución 500 mil indocumentados en EU
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Actualmente ha en cárceles y centros de detención de los Estados Unidos más de 500 mil indocumentados en espera de juicio o resolución por lo que la autorización de 65 nuevos jueces de Inmigración y personal de apoyo sacarán del “limbo” esos casos. +A -A Votos: 0 Enviar a un Amigo Imprimir Sábado 15 de Julio del 2017 Por: Primitivo López 17:21 Hrs. LAREDO, TEXAS.- "La inclusión de estos 65 nuevos jueces de inmigración elevará el número total de jueces a 449 y ayudará a reducir esta enorme acumul... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: Cuellar to Abbot: Reimburse McCallen for humanitarian expenses
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Responsible Spending

    For three years, the state of Texas has avoided reimbursing border communities money spent on humanitarian relief efforts during the immigrant waves of unaccompanied minors that inundated the region — stating that those communities were not eligible under federal rules to be reimbursed. But on Friday, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling hoping to clear up any ambiguity regarding legislation that Cuellar introduced years ago designed... Read more

  • SIN FRONTERA MAGAZINE: En espera de solución 500 mil indocumentados en EU
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Actualmente ha en cárceles y centros de detención de los Estados Unidos más de 500 mil indocumentados en espera de juicio o resolución por lo que la autorización de 65 nuevos jueces de Inmigración y personal de apoyo sacarán del “limbo” esos casos. ”La inclusión de estos 65 nuevos jueces de inmigración elevará el número total de jueces a 449 y ayudará a reducir esta enorme acumulación de casos pendientes. Conseguir este retraso resuelto y permitir a la gente una resolución rápida de sus casos de... Read more

  • FOX NEWS, THE VALLEY VIDEO: Local Leaders Seek Reimbursement for Aiding Immigrants
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Responsible Spending

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  • LLAMAS COMUNICACION: Dan a conocer necesidades que enfrentan en Puente III
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Funcionarios y líderes de la comunidad recibieron a dos altos oficiales del Departamento de Transporte de Estados Unidos, para exponerles la urgente necesidad de hacer mejoras en el Puente del Comercio Mundial y una conexión carretera directa y de vía rápida hasta la carretera interestatal 35. Sandi Hutchinson, jefa de consejeros de la Administración Federal de Seguridad, y Sharon Worthy, directora de relaciones externas de la misma agencia, vinieron a hacer un recorrido por las instalaciones de... Read more

  • CAPITAL MEXICO: Refuerza Tamaulipas lazos con Texas
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence

    En representación del gobierno de Tamaulipas, el Secretario de Desarrollo Económico, Carlos W. Talancón Ostos, participó en una conversación y análisis con autoridades estadounidenses, así como del sector privado, en Laredo, Texas, acerca de la solución para el problema de tráfico en los cruces internacionales en esa frontera. En la reunión sostenida en la Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), se discutió el proyecto de ampliación de uno de los cruces de carga pesada, para desahogar los co... Read more

  • POLITICO: SENATE DEALMAKING AS OBAMACARE REPEAL TEETERS – McConnell still pushing for vote this week – GOP INFIGHTING THREATENS HOUSE BUDGET – Conyers, Lujan under Ethics scrutiny
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Responsible Spending

    THE LATEST: MONEY TO BURN — With the Senate Obamacare repeal effort on the brink of defeat, dealmakers at the White House and on Capitol Hill are looking at ways to sweeten the pot for enough holdout senators to get the bill back on track. Following Monday’s CBO score, leaders have about $188 billion in savings they can divvy up toward individual senator’s priorities. Possible changes include “more spending for health savings accounts to appease conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike ... Read more

  • MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they fin... Read more