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  • Cuellar Legislation Directs DHS Search & Rescue Report
    Posted in Press Release on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    After Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) directed them to do so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report on its search and rescue efforts, including the causes of death of migrants attempting to cross the southwest border. Last month, the House of Representatives passed the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Act, including requirements from Congressman Cuellar that DHS prepare this report. Congressman Cuellar said: “Crossing our southwestern border is an illegal and dangerous und... Read more

  • HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY: House Passes Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 (HR 2213), introduced by Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-AZ), which would give the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner limited discretion to waive required pre-employment polygraphs for candidates already thoroughly vetted was passed passed by the House. Specifically, the waivers would apply to candidates who have served as law enforcement officers or former members of the armed services an... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Cuellar Comments on Comey Testimony
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The former FBI Director, James Comey spent the morning on Capitol Hill testifying before the Senate Intelligence committee about his conversations with President Trump and the Russia Probe. After listening to Comey testify, Congressman Cuellar says that it was a historic moment for the U.S. as far as how an outside counsel will finish conducting an investigation involving Trump’s relations with Russia before he became president, throughout his campaign and up until now, also what led up to Comey... Read more

  • MUNDO HISPANICO: Cámara aprueba liberar del polígrafo algunos candidatos a la Patrulla Fronteriza
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    La Cámara de Representantes aprobó el miércoles un proyecto de ley que exime de una prueba de polígrafo a quienes soliciten trabajo en la Patrulla Fronteriza (CBP), siempre y cuando vengan de alguna agencia de ley y orden o de las fuerzas armadas, informó The Hill. El proyecto de ley pasó de manera holgada la cámara baja, con una votación 282 a 137, con votos a favor de republicanos y demócratas. El proyecto debe ser aprobado en el Senado y firmado por el presidente Donald Trump antes de convert... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Co-Sponsors Bipartisan ‘Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017’
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill he is co-sponsoring to solve the severe staffing shortage faced by Customs and Border Protection. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is facing a staffing deficit of more than 3,000 positions,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “That puts our homeland security at risk. One reason for this dangerous shortage: applicants ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Mayor Taylor Announce $1m Federal Investment in San Antonio Homeland Security Preparedness
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $1 million federal investment for fiscal year 2017 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand and improve homeland security preparedness in that city. The funds are part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and are specifically geared to address the unique planning, organization, training and equipm... Read more

  • TELEMUNDO SAN ANTONIO: San Antonio recibirá fondos para combatir el terrorismo
    Posted in In The News on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    San Antonio recibirá fondos para combatir el terrorismo La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias destinará los fondos para la ciudad. Por TELEMUNDO SAN ANTON San Antonio es una de tres ciudades texanas en recibir este tipo de fondos federales. SAN ANTONIO – La Ciudad de San Antonio recibirá $1 millón por parte del gobierno federal para combatir el terrorismo, así lo anunciaron este martes el congresista demócrata Henry Cuellar y la alcaldesa Ivy Taylor. La Agencia Federal para el Manejo... Read more

  • CITY OF SAN ANTONIO: Mayor Taylor and Rep. Cuellar announce $1 million federal investment to expand homeland security preparedness in San Antonio
    Posted in In The News on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Mayor Taylor and Rep. Cuellar announce $1 million federal investment to expand homeland security preparedness in San Antonio Contact: Leslie Garza, Director of Communications Office: (210) 207-8448, Cell: (210) 269-2297, leslie.garza@sanantonio.gov SAN ANTONIO – (June 6, 2017) – Working with our federal delegation, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and City Council have helped secure additional funding to help make San Antonio safer. Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the City of San Anto... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports US-MX Relations, Trade with Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Act passed by the House last week included funding and language to support international trade and relations between the United States and Mexico. For example, Congressman Cuellar supported efforts to streamline commerce at land ports of entry by directing the federal agencies involved to improve their staffing models, and encouraged early steps to explore a rail line between the U.S. and Mexico via Texas. “Mexico is an i... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Funds 10 New Immigration Judges, $1.5 Billion for Border Security
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Cuellar announced that he has successfully included language in the Omnibus Appropriations Act to hire at least 10 additional immigration judges, along with many other border security measures he included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act. The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on the legislation, which would fund the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year. “Increasing the number of judges to process immigration cases is a common sense solution that sho... Read more