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HIDALGO, RGV - In an effort to weaken the power of drug cartels in Mexico, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are starting to talk about blocking weapons and cash from crossing the southern border of the United...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Congressman Filemon Vela has blasted Presidents Trump’s decision to deploy 5,200 troops on the border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants heading north through Mexico. The uniformed troops, which will support the Department of...
EL PASO, Texas - State Sen. José Rodríguez, a member of the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee, has criticized President Trump’s plans to send active duty military to the border. Trump said he would send as many as 1,000...
HIDALGO, RGV - Border Patrol’s Marine division has found another tunnel built to go under the Border Wall, this time in Hidalgo, Texas. The tunnel, measuring 60 feet in length, had been dug on the embankment of the Rio Grande...
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...
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...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The congressman who represents more of the U.S.-Mexico border than anyone else says it is fallacy to think a border wall equates to border security. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from San Antonio, spent a decade...
McALLEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region. Among the first to...
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. - 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...

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