Border & Homeland Security

Congressman Cuellar Provides Update on the $30 Million for Humanitarian Reimbursements to Local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations in Laredo

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Congressman Cuellar Provides Update on the $30 Million for Humanitarian Reimbursements to Local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations in Laredo Funding will provide reimbursements for expenses related to humanitarian relief of unaccompanied children and family units at the southern border LAREDO, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) provided an update on the $30 million he helped... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the New Report Detailing Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Holding Facilities in the Rio Grande Valley

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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the New Report Detailing Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Holding Facilities in the Rio Grande Valley Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the report, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General, that described overcrowding and prol... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on House Passage of Emergency Border Supplemental

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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on House Passage of Emergency Border Supplemental Congressman secures $30 Million for humanitarian reimbursements to local governments and NGOs at the Southern Border Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the House passed the Emergency Supplemental A... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists

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Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists Increased staffing will facilitate trade and secure borders Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured an increase of 1,200 Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers, an increase of 240 agriculture specialists, and 200 new border patrol processing coordinato... Read more »

Congressmen Cuellar, Gonzalez, and Vela Protect Historic Cemeteries from Border Fencing in FY20 Appropriations Homeland Security Bill

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Congressmen Cuellar, Gonzalez, and Vela Protect Historic Cemeteries from Border Fencing in FY20 Appropriations Homeland Security Bill Compliments previous Appropriation language that prevents border construction in parks, wildlife refugee centers, and other sensitive areas Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, as... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Trump’s Threat To Impose Tariffs on Mexico Threatens America’s Economy and the USMCA

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Rep. Cuellar: Trump’s Threat To Impose Tariffs on Mexico Threatens America’s Economy and the USMCA Washington, D.C.-- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on President Trump’s threat to impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico: “The President’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico is a dangerous mistake that will have significant consequences to our eco... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Increases Staffing at Ports of Entry with 1,200 New CBP Officers

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure funding for innovative non-intrusive imaging equipment, additional canine teams, and 600 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package. He also included language that will encourage CBP to hire an additional 600 officers, whose salaries will be paid for with custom fees, with the pote... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secures 50 New Immigration Judge Teams in Conference Committee

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Rep. Cuellar Helps Secures 50 New Immigration Judge Teams in Conference Committee Congressman fights for immigration judges at the border WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations, announced that he helped secure 50 new immigration judge teams in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package. This includes judges, support... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Language in Democratic Proposal to Prevent Wall Funding in Protected Areas along the Border

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee and a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense and Agriculture, announced that he added language in the fiscal year 2019 Democratic border security proposal prohibiting the use of funds from this and prior year Acts to constru... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Supports Strong Border Security Without a 14th Century Wall

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As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) understands the importance of keeping the federal government funded. Congress has passed five of twelve spending bills in FY19, which leaves seven bills, which are set to expire at midnight on December 21. These bills include funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency at the center of... Read more »