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MISSION, Texas – With the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the Rio Grande, the Texas-Mexico border region has been in the national spotlight.

Here are three podcasts on the subject:

Eighteen Republican senators visit Rio Grande Valley

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas invited fellow Republican senators to visit the Rio Grande Valley to learn more about the recent surge of unaccompanied migrants crossing the Rio Grande.

It could have been the largest number of senators ever to visit the Valley at one time: 18. They held a news conference at Anzalduas Park, right next to the Rio Grande.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying these podcasts shows Republican senators on DPS boat on the Rio Grande. (Photo credit: AP).

Advocates host roundtable discussion on unaccompanied children at Border

Local community leaders and advocates recently hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss the importance of processing unaccompanied children safely, humanely, and swiftly.

Dr. Bob Sanborn, president & CEO, of Children At Risk, and Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, were among those to participate in the webinar.

Border experts discuss their solutions to address situation at Southern Border

Several leading organizations focused on national security and immigration policy convened a roundtable discussion to share the solutions they have developed to address the current situation at the U.S. southern border. 

Among those participating was McAllen businesswoman Monica Weisberg-Stewart, representing the Texas Border Coalition. Other groups on the webinar included the Council on National Security and Immigration, the Cato Institute, and Americans for Prosperity.

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