In 2017, I met Jessica. She’s a Dreamer who wants the same things that everyone wants - safety, a good education, and a job. Her parents brought her here because they wanted her to...
I guess that could be me. We are all, in one way or the other, sons and daughters of immigrants, from this generation or from one or more generations in the past. But here, I am quoting...
I am standing underneath the only shade tree in sight, the first one you get to once you cross the border, a stone’s throw from the international bridge that spans the Rio Grande between Brownsville, Texas, and...
MCALLEN, RGV - Following a visit to the Rio Grande Valley faith leaders and clergy from across Texas are now heading to Washington, D.C., to advocate for a change in immigration policy. More than...
MCALLEN, RGV - Community leader and former Catholic priest Michael Seifert gave a homily to around 100 faith leaders from across Texas who visited the Rio Grande Valley recently. The two-day trip was organized...
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,...

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