I’m impressed Congressman Vicente Gonzalez has made the effort to visit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.  Likewise, I agree with his contention that more members of Congress need to pay a visit - but...
MCALLEN, RGV - Although Congressman Vicente Gonzalez was happy to bring 20-plus colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives to the border region on Saturday, he would have rather been taking them to the three Northern Triangle...
Last week the Border Patrol held a bizarrely theatrical press event that claimed to offer reporters an opportunity to "walk in a migrant's shoes.” Herded along by Border Patrol agents and U.S. Senator Ted...
A recent report published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General described overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults in the Rio Grande Valley. The vast increases in families and children...
This week, I led a delegation of members of Congress to Clint and El Paso, Texas to visit two border patrol facilities. Here’s what we found:  At the El Paso Border Patrol Station #1,...
Last week we were painfully distressed by the drowning of a young father and his baby daughter as they sought refuge in our country from the desperate situations in their home of El Salvador. 
HARLINGEN, RGV - A LULAC leader in the Rio Grande Valley has responded to reports that thousands of Border Patrol agents were sharing racist and sexist comments about migrants on a secret Facebook page.
Last week, Congressman Filemón Vela voted against a bill that would reimburse cities for funds spent responding to the humanitarian crisis at the border while also giving ICE and the Department of Defense hundreds of millions for...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez were among a minority of Congressional Hispanic Caucus members to vote for the Senate’s $4.6 billion emergency border aid bill. Twenty-six of their CHC...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen is currently assisting around 700 asylum seekers a day, according to the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Sister Norma Pimentel...

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