Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar Secures $229K for Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program in Mission

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Mission, Texas—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Mission Police Department has been awarded $229,963 from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the expansion of an arrest diversion program that redirects severely mentally ill individuals from jail to mental health and substance abuse treatment centers. The program ensures that officers are equipped…

House Passes Public Safety Legislation Following Cuellar Letter

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Washington, DC—Today, the House passed a sweeping package of bills to bolster public safety and support local police departments. Earlier this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) led a push to bring these bills up for a vote. Joined by 11 other Members of Congress, Congressman Cuellar wrote to House leadership urging them to bring the package to the Floor without delay. “Crime…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $375,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Zapata County

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Zapata Cuellar

Zapata, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $375,000 in federal funds to support border security in Zapata County. The money will be used by the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Starr County

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Starr Stonegarden

Rio Grande City, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,000,000 in federal funds to support border security in Starr County. The money will be used by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The $3,000,000 is an increase of $608,000 from…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $660K Federal Earmark for Upgrades to Zapata County Sheriff HQ

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Zapata Sheriff's HQ

Zapata, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference to announce a new $660,000 federal earmark for Zapata County’s Sheriff Department Headquarters. The funding will support upgrades to the headquarters with the addition of interview rooms, an evidence room, a records room, and an expansion of workspace. Additionally, the funding will also…

Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $4.3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Webb County

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Webb County Stonegarden

Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,305,000 in federal funds to support border security in Webb County. The money will be used by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to pay for: Overtime and applicable fringe benefits for the police officers of Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo Police Dept., Offices of the Constables, Pct. 1-4,…

Cuellar Statement on Accomplishments for Border Patrol and Other Border Law Enforcement

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement about his long-standing commitment and advocacy for Border Patrol and other border law enforcement: “I have been dedicated to supporting our border law enforcement personnel with pay raises, healthcare and mental health support, education funding, equipment, technology, uniform allowance, and other…

Reps. Cuellar and Gonzales Announce $200,000 in Federal Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement in La Salle County

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Cotulla, TX— Today, U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (TX-23) announced $200,000 in federal funds to support border security in La Salle County. The money will be used by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The U.S. Department of…

Reps. Cuellar and Gonzalez Announce $6 Million in Federal Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement in Hidalgo County

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McAllen, TX— Today, U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $6 million in federal funds to support border security in Hidalgo County. The money will be used by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The…

Cuellar Statement in Response to DHS Ruling Making DACA a Federal Regulation as of Oct. 31

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ruling to make DACA permanent: “In my home state of Texas over 120,640 young people, who have known no other country, have benefited from the DACA program. Of those, over 104,959 are working and contributing over $6 billion to the annual GDP.…