Tag: border wall

Congressman Proposed Using SNAP Funds to Build Border Wall

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Earning 380 dollars every two weeks, Annette Rodriguez feels uncertain knowing that her main food source, the SNAP program, could be taken away. Thanks to SNAP she’s been able to provide a meal for her family for 21 years, Rodriguez along with her sister and mom are part of the 40 million people in the country that benefit from this type of help. But with the recent statement made by Iowa Republican Steve King, his plan would take away billions of dollars from food stamps to fund the border wall. Rodriguez, along with the 3 million...

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BP Agents Net 5 After Pursuit Near Premont; Discover Abandoned Marijuana

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Late last night, border patrol agents stopped a group of undocumented immigrants and made a separate lucky discovery when tracking a group near Brownsville. According to Border Patrol, when searching for a group of undocumented people, agents found six bundles of marijuana totalling more than 300 pounds, abandoned near the border wall. No arrests were made. In a separate incident, agents arrested five men who attempted to flee during a traffic stop in Premont, Texas. The vehicle carrying the immigrants drove through a ranch fence before coming to a stop. Agents there were able to arrest...

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Second Border Wall Prototype Built by Company in Brownsville

Brownsville (KFXV) — One local man is continuing his bid to become the construction company chosen by the federal government to build the proposed border wall. Don Cameron, a Brownsville resident, completed a second prototype he is presenting to the government. Cameron constructed this second prototype on his land,and says securing both sides of the border is necessary. According to Cameron, the entire construction would take 12 to 18 months to complete and would cost around three to four million dollars per mile, depending on materials selected by U.S. Customs and Border...

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Darling Reverses Stance for Border Wall

Mcallen Mayor Jim Darling has reversed his stance on calls for building a border wall. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Darling says that its support for the structure came from the mistaken belief, FEMA would release portions of property to owners. He says although he has been generally been in favor of building a wall, he is in favor of the security methods put forth by border patrol that include virtual...

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Local Contractor Discusses Wishes for Proposed Border Wall

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — After one valley company’s plans for the border wall are rejected, plans for President Trump’s campaign promise move forward. Locals speak out as to why it will or won’t work. Bids continue to stream in from companies wanting to construct the border wall. One man from the valley submitted his bid in hopes that his prototype would be used in it’s construction. He tells us his motive for doing so. James Carpenter, the president of Quantum Logistic in Mission, specializes in security and border protection, and while his company was not chosen for the construction...

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