Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nov. 8 as Date to Allow Fully Vaccinated Non-essential Travelers to Enter the U.S. Through Land and Ferry POEs

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Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the White House’s decision to set November 8th as the date to end travel restrictions through land and ferry ports of entry for fully vaccinated non-essential internationals: “November 8th will be the day when fully vaccinated non-essential travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S. through o...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia el 8 de Noviembre Como Fecha para Permitir que los Viajeros No Esenciales Completamente Vacunados Ingresen a los EE. UU. A Través de Puertos de Entrada Terrestres y de Ferry

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Washington, D.C. -Hoy, el congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) publico el siguiente comunicado con respecto a la decisión de la Casa Blanca de establecer el 8 de Noviembre como la fecha para terminar con las restricciones de viaje a través de los puertos de entrada terrestres y de ferry para los internacionales no esenciales totalmente vacunados: “El 8 de noviembre será el día en que se permitirá a ...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Decision to Allow Fully Vaccinated Non-Essential Travelers to Enter United States Via Land

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in regard to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to amend Title 19 regulations to allow fully vaccinated non-essential travelers to enter the United States via land and ferry ports of entry across the U.S. northern and southern borders. “Finally! Finally! Those are the first words that come...

Comunicado del Representante Cuellar Sobre la Decisión de Permitir a Viajeros Completamente Vacunados No Esenciales Entrar a E.U. por Vía Terrestre

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Laredo, TX – Hoy, el Congresista Estadounidense Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió el siguiente comunicado en respuesta a la decisión del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de enmendar las regulaciones del Titulo 19 para permitir a viajeros no esenciales y completamente vacunados ingresar a Estados Unidos por tierra y puertos de entrada de ferry a lo largo de las fronteras norte y sur de E.U “¡Por...

Cuellar, McCaul on the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue

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Washington, DC – Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) and released the following statement ahead of the planned U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue in Mexico City. “We strongly urge the Biden Administration and the Mexican government to take swift and meaningful steps towards modernizing and addressing the disintegr...

Cuellar, Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect CBP Officers from Fatal Fentanyl Exposure

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced the Prevent Exposure to Narcotics and Toxics (PREVENT) Act. This bipartisan legislation aims to protect U.S. Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) officers from accidental exposure to fentanyl and other potentially lethal substances they encounter while on the job. In total, CBP personnel have seized 1...

Rep. Cuellar Highlights Nearly $30 Million for Additional CBP Processing Coordinators

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $29,147,000 in federal funding for additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing coordinators. This funding will support approximately 1,200 processing coordinators who will assist CBP with the influx of migrants at our southern border by performing humanitarian related tasks such as transportation, processing, an...

COVID-19 Surge in Rio Grande Valley Comes as Over 20,000 Immigrants Arrive at Border in 1 week; 87 Border Agents Test Positive; Major NGO Shuts Down

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to prioritize the health and safety of border agents and border communities amidst a COVID-19 surge in the Rio Grande Valley. The migrant surge has resulted in the temporary shutdown of Catholic Charities, nearly 70 border agents testing positive for COVID-19 in...

El aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande se produce cuando más de 20.000 inmigrantes llegan a la frontera en una semana; 87 agentes fronterizos dan positivo; Cierra una importante ONG ?

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Washington, D.C.— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) urge al secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de los Estados Unidos, Alejandro Mayorkas, a priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas en medio de un aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande. El aumento de COVID-19 ha resultado en el cierre temporal de Catholic Charities, c...

Congressman Cuellar Releases Statement on the Termination of Two Laredo Sector Border Wall Contracts

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to an announcement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the agency is terminating two Laredo Sector border wall contracts funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill and outlined in the executive order (Presidential Proclamation 10...