Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $4.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Hidalgo County

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Edinburg, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,750,000 in federal funds for Hidalgo County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Hidalgo County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, ov... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.2 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Starr County

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Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,271,857 in federal funds for Starr County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Starr County will support law enforcement through funding equipment,... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces the Release of the Humanitarian Reimbursement Application

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Rep. Cuellar Announces the Release of the Humanitarian Reimbursement Application The Congressman’s Office Will Provide Assistance to Local Stakeholders in Reimbursement Process Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the release of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board’s Supplemental Appropriations Assistance Funding application, which will provide reimb... Read more »

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 »