Border & Homeland Security

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

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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 economy and negotiations with the USMCA. Mexico is America’s leading trading partner, the second-large... 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 »

Rep. Cuellar: Barbed Wire in Laredo Comes Down

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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 ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Se remueve alambre de púas en Laredo

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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 ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Estamos listos para trabajar con el nuevo Presidente de México

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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 importa... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Temporary Deployment of 575 CBP Officers from Texas to California to Address Migrant Caravan

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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 bo... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Says Migrant Caravan headed to California, not Texas

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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 C... Read more »