Immigration News

  • Recent border wall activity called preliminary work
    EDINBURG — Days after news broke that federal officials were planning to build the first new section of border wall in a prestigious border wildlife refuge, U.S. Border Patrol officials hosted a meeting with local leaders.
  • Border Patrol meets with mayors to discuss status of border wall in the region
    Federal officials in the Rio Grande Valley confirmed for the first time Wednesday that they have begun engineering, environmental planning and acquisition work for 28 miles of a levee wall and 32 miles of border wall in the region.
  • DACA recipients worried about program’s uncertainty
    McALLEN — On the heels of a closed-door meeting between Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus where the legality of a program that shields more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants was questioned, local…
  • Cuellar to Abbott: Reimburse McAllen for humanitarian expenses
    For three years, the state of Texas has avoided reimbursing border communities money spent on humanitarian relief efforts during the immigrant waves of unaccompanied minors that inundated the region — stating that those communities were not eligible under federal rules…
  • Cuellar secures funding for 65 new immigration judges
    With a half-million immigration cases remaining backlogged in the United States, funding is anticipated for 65 new immigration judges this week, according to Rep. Henry Cuellar. An official announcement is expected today.
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