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WASHINGTON, D.C. - As expected, President Trump has announced that travel across the U.S.-Mexico border will be restricted to commerce and essential visits. At a news conference at the White House on Friday, Trump...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville is one of four members of Congress from Texas to write to the Secretary of Defense about border wall funding. Vela said he is “deeply...
PHARR, RGV - The residents of Hidalgo County could be forgiven for thinking they live in a violent area, if their main source of information was the 6 p.m. news broadcast on local television.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A border congressman says Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has failed to deliver on his campaign promise to improve security for the country’s citizens. U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez have written to the speaker of the House to express their “grave concern” about transnational criminal organizations negatively impacting the flow of cross border commerce and tourism.
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he is not opposed to classifying Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, claiming the violence they inflict on Mexican citizens is no worse than violence in the Middle East.
MISSION, RGV - Congressmen Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen were asked at a news conference if Mexican drug cartels should be classified as terrorist organizations. President Trump recently made this...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez is pushing for an Iraq-style “Green Zone” along the transportation corridor between Monterrey and McAllen. The congressman says the Rio Grande Valley is suffering economically because Highway...
MCALLEN, RGV - The resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen as U.S. secretary of homeland security could not come fast enough for former San Antonio mayor and presidential candidate Julián Castro. Nielsen’s departure is one of...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez says he will hold the federal government accountable for “any adverse consequences” caused by the release of thousands of asylum seekers into the community. More...

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