U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants to come to the Rio Grande Valley soon to debate border security issues, the Guardian has learned. Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is one of the Valley’s mayors who have been asked to appear with Cruz at the event. Cruz’s district director in the Valley, Casandra Garcia, is said to be looking for a location.
The Texas4CIR (Texas for Comprehensive Immigration Reform) caravan has reached the Rio Grande Valley. It set out from El Paso on Monday, arrived in San Juan on Tuesday and will be in Harlingen today. Those on the caravan say they want to meet with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to debate immigration reform.
Those participating in the Texas4CIR (Texas for Comprehensive Immigration Reform) caravan tour of Texas have welcomed a report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office which states that immigration reform would decrease the federal deficit by $197 billion within a decade and allow ten million immigrants to become citizens.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says if Democrats refuse to tighten border security provisions in the Senate immigration bill, efforts to overhaul the country’s immigration laws could “quickly fall apart.” Cornyn wants to peg the transition of ten million or so undocumented immigrants to legal residency to stronger border provisions. Full story
Descartan desbordamiento del Rio Bravo Menciono que tras las lluvias en Coahuila y Nuevo León, la presa Falcón recibió unos 21 millones de cúbicos de agua, cantidad no que no pone en riesgo a esta localidad por desbordamiento del caudal.
VAMOS awards scholarships to 50 Valley students The Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) held its 17th annual scholarship banquet at the UTPA Community Engagement and Student Success building in Edinburg last week.
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