Tag: border security

Texas AG Paxton Visits Laredo to Discuss Border Security and SB4

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton visiting Laredo earlier today to discuss border security and the implementation of SB4. Paxton held a press conference to speak with law enforcement and community members on the 5th us circuit court of appeals ruling stating that local law enforcement agencies must honor all federal immigration holds for people who are in the country illegally. The law states that the state won’t penalize officials who refused to enforce federal immigration law. The court set a hearing for November 6th for cities who filed a lawsuit against as before claiming the law is unconstitutional because...

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Texas legislators discuss how SB4 will impact the Valley

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — After new laws were approved during the last legislative session in Texas, many people are living in uncertainty. Today Texas legislators discussed how this will impact on our communities. Representatives like Eddie Lucio III among others, were present with several valley leaders to discuss topics that will impact residents of the Rio Grande Valley. One of those was SB4, which allows for law enforcement officers to ask for a person’s immigration status. Lucio added that soon, one city in the Rio Grande Valley will be joining the lawsuit against SB4 that claims the law is unconstitutional....

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SPECIAL REPORT: Border Patrol’s Eyes in the Sky

RGV (KFXV) — There are many branches to securing the border on land, air and water. Numbers have gone down but according to U.S. and Border Protection officials, assaults are on the rise against agents. Air interdiction is crucial to protect the border. Tonight, we take a closer look at how this task is accomplished and the challenges that are faced in the sky. The Rio Grande Valley sector is a ‘hot zone’ ranking number one in human smuggling and number two in drug smuggling. Air and marine agents protect the border from the gulf of Mexico to Falcon....

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Rep. Paul Ryan Tours Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan and a delegation from Washington toured our border. By land, air and water, Paul Ryan and others got a first hand look at security operations. This is Ryan’s first visit to the valley. The purpose – to get a first-hand look at border security operations. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan and a delegation of house lawmakers from southern states toured the Rio Grande Valley this morning and into the afternoon Ryan boarded a helicopter to tour the territory along the U.S.-mexico border – exploring options for increased...

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Sen. John Cornyn Visits Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn led a congressional delegation to tour the Rio Grande Valley– in an effort to experience first-hand the issues affecting our communities. This *just weeks* after the new secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, came to the valley. Five lawmakers led by U.S. Senator, John Cornyn made their way to the Rio Grande Valley to learn about different issues that affect this region in particular. Republican Senator John Cornyn refers to his decision to bring out-of-state officials to see– and listen– first-hand about concerns regarding border security, economic development and trade taking...

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