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McALLEN, Texas – McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is fed up with all the negative publicity surrounding the Rio Grande Valley perpetrated by certain national politicians and news outlets.

At a news conference to announce new non-stop flights between McAllen and Monterrey, Mexico, Darling said his city is safe. He said the city is helping Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley provide testing for COVID-19 to asylum seekers dropped off in the city. 

Darling said he hopes Washington, D.C., will compensate the city for the work it is doing to help the federal government look after migrants and that the negative jibes will stop. 

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