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Vaccine tourists from Mexico City help Texas town economy

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — A Texas border city hopes to stimulate its hurting economy through “vaccine tourism,” an initiative that allows Mexican citizens to fly in, get their coronavirus vaccine, and potentially spend big money at local businesses. Just three weeks in, local leaders are already deeming it a major success. The project rolled out as a way to help small businesses in downtown Lared...

Constituents 'Frustrated': Texas Dem Rep. Cuellar Says Biden 'Needs to Address' Border Crisis

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Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas on Monday said his constituents along the border are "frustrated" by the surge in crossings and urged the Biden administration to address the crisis. Cuellar, who represents border communities, made the remarks while discussing Vice President Kamala Harris' three-day diplomatic trip to Guatemala and Mexico on CNN's Newsroom. In April, U.S. Customs and Border ...

Congressman Cuellar addresses lifting travel restrictions

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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - City leaders, along with Congressman Henry Cuellar, discussed the latest developments happening at the southern border. Representative Cuellar spoke on the possibility of travel restrictions being lifted this month as well as the potential elimination of Title 42. He also shared his hope that the vice president’s trip to Guatemala leads to more people remaining in their home ...

The Donlon Report: How aid could combat illegal immigration; Scientist says genetic code suggests Covid came from a lab

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As migrants continue to come to the U.S. in record numbers, President Joe Biden is calling for the nation to commit $4 billion in aid to some Latin American countries. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) outlines what the U.S. government can do at the border and beyond. Plus, after a string of Russian cyber attacks against the United States, former ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman takes a look ...

SHS senior accepted into West Point

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Sharyland High School’s Matthew Worthington accepted admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point in March — an accomplishment that has been years in the making. The SHS senior had been working on his West Point application since he was a sophomore, but conversations about the school had been present throughout his childhood. Matthew Worthington courtesy photo “My dad was a captai...

Reps. Gonzales & Cuellar, Sens. Cornyn & Sinema Tour Texas-Mexico Border in Rio Grande Valley

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“America is a country built on immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws.” Texas Insider Report: McALLEN, Texas – Congressmen Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) on Wednesday joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for a tour of the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. They toured Border Patrol’s Donna Temporary Processing Center, the Department of ...

On The Texas-Mexico Border, Gov. Abbott’s Disaster Declaration Rings Political

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From TPR: Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for Texas’ Southern border, citing “an ongoing and imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, loss of life, property damage, human trafficking, violent crime, and threats to public health” that he attributed to a recent rise in migration. The declaration gives the directive and the power to border security agencies to u...

U.S. Meat Supply Recovering as JBS Plants Return After Hack (1)

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Workers in several meat-processing plants set to work by hand Frozen cattle left for days could be downgraded to inedible Meat production in the U.S. is climbing back toward normal levels, with the government pressing other companies to boost output while JBS SA’s meat plants recover from last weekend’s cyberattack. JBS said late Thursday that lost production would be fully recovered by the end o...

Democrat Rep. Cuellar says Biden, Harris should visit southern border to see migrant surge

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Democrat says Biden, Harris need to come visit southern border Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar on Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the southern border as it faces a migrant surge. Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar told "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris need to visit the southern border amid the migrant surge. HENRY ...

Democrats and Republicans tell Biden from the border: 'Solve this problem before it gets worse'

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HIDALGO, Texas — Democrats and Republicans from southern border states called on the Biden administration to adapt their proposals for quickly handling asylum claims and preventing migrants from being released into the U.S. interior as the migration crisis continues to worsen. The bicameral group of lawmakers, Sens. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, as well ...