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  • Rep. Cuellar: Supports Strong Border Security Without a 14th Century Wall
    Posted in Press Release on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    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 the debate regarding President Trump’s border wall. Last January, Congressman Cuellar spoke with Pr... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Barbed Wire in Laredo Comes Down
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    LAREDO, TEXAS -- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the removal of barbed wire on the border in Laredo, Texas. “I just spoke to Director of the Joint Task Force-West Manny Padilla, who informed me that they will be removing barbed wire in Laredo that was prepared by the troops in recent months as an attempt to impede the oncoming migrant caravan at the border. This is a welcomed change, and I am encouraged to see that a resolution has been agreed ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Se remueve alambre de púas en Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    LAREDO, TEXAS -- Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió la siguiente declaración con respecto a la remoción del alambre de púas en la frontera en Laredo, Texas: "Acabo de hablar con el Director de la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta-West Manny Padilla, quien me informó que retirarán el alambre de púas en Laredo, que fue preparado por las tropas en los últimos meses como un intento de impedir la caravana de inmigrantes que se aproxima a la frontera. Este es un cambio bien recibido, y me alienta... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Estamos listos para trabajar con el nuevo Presidente de México
    Posted in Press Release on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON- Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió la siguiente declaración con respecto a la toma de protesta del Presidente de México Andrés Manuel López Obrador: “Fue un honor para mí haber asistido a la toma de protesta del Presidente de México Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Espero continuar trabajar con el Presidente López Obrador y su administración en una variedad de asuntos importantes para ambos países. México es uno de nuestros aliados más importantes y valoramos profundamente ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Temporary Deployment of 575 CBP Officers from Texas to California to Address Migrant Caravan
    Posted in Press Release on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the temporary deployment of 575 Texas U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to California in response to the migrant caravan: “This afternoon, I spoke with CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who provided me with an update on the current status of the caravan headed towards the U.S.-Mexico border. He informed me that CBP will temporarily deploy 575 CBP officers from Texas to the San Diego, ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Says Migrant Caravan headed to California, not Texas
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released an update regarding the migrant caravan currently en route to the U.S.-Mexico Border. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Congressman Cuellar has received several briefings by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding this migration. “As a Member of Congress, I represent over 290 miles of the southwest border. My District is also home to about 736,1... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar dice que la caravana migratoria se dirige a California, no a Texas
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) publicó una actualización sobre la caravana de migrantes que se encuentra actualmente en ruta hacia la frontera de EE. UU. y México. Como miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE. UU. Sobre Seguridad Nacional, el Congresista Cuellar ha recibido varias actualizaciones informativas del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) sobre esta migración. “Como miembro del Congreso, represento más de 290 millas de la... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Passports Denials for U.S. Citizens on the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the denial of passports to U.S. citizens along the U.S.-Mexico Border: “In the southern part of my district, we are facing increasing numbers of citizenship fraud along the U.S.-Mexico border. In some cases, American citizens born through a midwife are required to provide supplemental information and documentation in order to receive their passport. While this has been an on-going issue, we have been working diligently ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Texas Judge’s Decision on DACA: ‘An Encouraging Development’
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement after a federal court denied Texas and nine other states to temporarily block the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Instead of blocking opportunities, we must continue to seek long-terms solutions to our current, outdated immigration system. Today’s decision by a federal court to deny states this obstruction is an encouraging development. As one of the longest and strongest supporters of DACA in Congre... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Increases Transparency and Oversight at Immigrant Detention Centers
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language increasing transparency and oversight at immigration detention centers in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Specifically, these provisions aim to improve conditions and procedures, and expedite immigrant family reunifications. This bill passed full committee markup and is scheduled for a vote on the House and Senate Floors later this fall. Bringing Clarity to Family Separation ... Read more