Tag: border wall

Report: Nearly 400 Gang Members Arrested Across Country

U.S (KFXV) — New reports indicate the number of people crossing over illegally into the U.S. is slowing down. The focus now turns to eradicating gangs across the U.S — like the, MS-13. Trump thanked several law enforcement agencies for the arrest of nearly 400 gang members in the country. Five months after the start of Trump’s term as President of the United States, hundreds of gang members were processed and transported to El Salvador, most are reported to be part of MS-13 a transnational street gang. White house officials explain the number of people crossing the border illegally...

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LUPE Issues Petition to Mission Mayor

MISSION (KFXV) — Grassroots organization LUPE gathered at Mission’s city hall to deliver a petition condemning the border wall to city council during a regularly scheduled meeting today. In a statement released by LUPE, the organization cites a recent Washington Post article where mayor Beto Salinas spoke out about it’s disapproval. The petition asks Mayor Salinas and Mission’s City Council members to stand up and pass a resolution opposing the project. Over 300 signatures were gathered by representatives of – La Union Del Pueblo Entero. The Trump Administration has designated the Rio Grande Valley, along with several other portions...

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Hidalgo Commissioners Unanimously Vote Against Border Wall

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — Today, the Hidalgo County commissioners court unanimously voted to reject the border wall the President plans to build. Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia explains that he and the other commissioners believe the construction of the border wall will be costly, and don’t believe it’ll economically benefit the community based on what legislators have presented. In this morning’s assembly, were people who are supporting the construction of the wall, citing it guarantees security to Hidalgo County...

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Lawmakers settle on $1 Trillion plan to avoid government shutdown

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Monday unveiled a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September but would deny President Donald Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs. The 1,665-page bill agreed to on Sunday is the product of weeks of negotiations. It was made public in the predawn hours Monday and is tentatively scheduled for a House vote on Wednesday. The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump’s short tenure in the White...

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Civil Rights Organization launches Border Wall Rights Campaign

Texas civil rights organization is launching a campaign for informing border landowners who could be affected by the border wall about their rights. This campaign stems from president Trump’s executive order which would require building a bigger border wall. “They have the right to be paid just compensation from the government. In addition, our litigation campaign entails representing as many of these land owners as possible and fighting against the government to make sure the government is complying with all the requirements.” – Efren Olivares However attorney Efren Olivares with the Texas civil rights organization says there are still cases...

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