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 about violence in Mexico during a...
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. The two South...
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. Gonzalez, D-McAllen, spoke about insecurity in...
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 suggestion after a Mormon family from...
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 40 is not safe. He said...
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 a number of high-level changes the...
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 Central American families have been released...
MCALLEN, RGV - Two border congressmen from South Texas have come out against President Trump’s budget request of more money for a border wall. The new White House budget for Fiscal Year 2020 allocates $8.6 billion to build sections of...
AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and the Texas legislative delegation are at odds over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Cornyn, R-Texas, supports the declaration. On a visit to Austin this week, Cornyn...
EL PASO, Texas - Taking a leaf out of President Reagan’s playbook, Beto O’Rourke says he would tear down that wall. Interviewed by Chris Hayes for the “All In” show on MSNBC, the former El Paso Congressman was asked if...

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