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  • EL MANANA: Exige restablecer de manera total Puente IV a CBP
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security

    El congresista Federal Henry Cuellar se reunió con altos funcionarios del Buró de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) en Washington para exigir un plan que ayude a restablecer las operaciones en el Puente del Comercio Mundial de manera completa. Cuellar cuestionó directamente a John P. Wagner, comisionado adjunto del CBP, durante una reunión del subcomité de asignaciones para seguridad nacional, del cual es miembro el Congresista Federal de Laredo. A Wagner se le pidió elaborar o preparar un p... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: RGV officials visit Washington to tell Valley’s story
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Education

    The first Valley-wide trip to Washington happened this week in an attempt to educate those at the capital who have not been here to visit. “I see officials from Austin, D.C., they talk about the Valley in a negative light,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a conference call Wednesday. The goal for the group was twofold — to “tell the Valley’s story,” using officials from across the four Valley counties to help with that education. The other part was to ask for resources that will help the ... Read more

  • KRGV: Rep. Henry Cuellar Working to Find Funding for Local Projects
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Education

    A Rio Grande Valley representative along with several local officials, including South Texas College, are currently in Washington, D.C. to discuss federal funding for local projects. One of the local projects is a regional training for law enforcement. "The college is here with the Rio Grande Valley partnership to talk to Congressman Cuellar and Senator Cornyn about establishing a regional center for public safety in the Valley. We have developed a $70 million master plan," STC president Dr. Shi... Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Rep. Henry Cuellar Working to Find Funding for Local Project
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7QdVXJ5eEg&feature=youtu.be Read more

  • TELEMUNDO 40: Congresista Cuellar reacciona a tiroteo en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    El congresista demócrata Henry Cuellar conversó vía satélite con Telemundo 40 sobre un tiroteo en un parque de béisbol en Virginia en el que varias personas resultaron heridas, entre ellas, el representante Steve Scalise. http://www.telemundo40.com/videos/noticias/local/Congresista-Cuellar-reacciona-a-tiroteo-en-Virginia_TLMD---McAllen-428441553.html Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Asks CBP Leader about World Trade Bridge
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In a meeting of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of Appropriations this morning, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) questioned John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), about the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to get the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas back to full capacity. Congressman Cuellar asked: “On Sunday, May 21, 2017, severe weather damaged the World Trade Bridge in my home town of Laredo, Texas significantly disrupting ... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Henry Cuellar discusses World Trade Bridge improvements
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security

    Updates to the World Trade Bridge technology was discussed by the Homeland Security subcommittee on Tuesday morning. Congressman Henry Cuellar spoke to members about upgrading to state of the art technology and infrastructure for the bridge, since it’s currently under repairs due to the severe weather damage it sustained last month. Cuellar says this is an opportunity to make important improvements to the port while it’s getting back to full capacity. Cuellar will be meeting with CBP’s deputy ex... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Department of Homeland Security releases search & rescue report
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security has released the report on its search and rescue efforts. The report includes the causes of death of migrants attempting to cross the border. The office of Congressman Henry Cuellar says they have been pushing the department to prepare the report. Cuellar says the report allows them to both acknowledge their heroic efforts and identify where they can improve. In the Rio Grande Sector, over 1,300 rescues were made and 68 deaths were documented in the report. ht... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Emite DHS cifras de decesos de ilegales
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Es la exposición al calor la primera causa de muerte para los inmigrantes indocumentados en el sector del Valle del Río Grande, según el reporte de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos. Un informe del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, DHS, detalla que en el 2016 se registraron 42 decesos de inmigrantes indocumentados a causa del calor y sus efectos. Se dijo que en segundo lugar se registraron 26 muertes por ahogamiento, en las aguas del río Bravo, mientras que en último lugar se registró la e... Read more

  • 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