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Congressional Delegation Meets with LUPE

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — Also visiting the valley were a delegation of congressmen meeting at La Union Del Pueblo Entero’s headquarters — listening to concerns from community members, specifically, those regarding the anti-immigrant policies of President Trump, that include the increase of ICE detentions being reported and plans for a border wall. Congressman Filemon Vela said that in Washington his democratic colleagues and some Republicans are against the construction of the President’s border wall. The delegation of congressmen will continue their work here in the valley all this week; including a visit to international bridges to talk about bi-national...

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ALERT: Authorities Warn of Used Car Scam

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Authorities are alerting the community of possible used car frauds during tax season. A scam – experts say – mostly occurs when buying from a private vendor which could leave you as the owner of a stolen car. It’s recommended you do not to give payment for the vehicle before checking – the car title that includes the vendor’s name, and reviewing the car history. For information on certified dealerships, you may visit the better business bureau website at...

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Gov. Abbott Visits the Border

McALLEN (KFXV) — Leaders from agencies met today in South Texas to discuss border security and what the new administration should look into. Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security. State Governor Greg Abbott met with John Kelly today for a tour of the Texas – Mexico border. This first-hand look at the Rio Grande Valley, aimed at learning more about what security efforts are in place and what still needs to be done. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly along with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, and the director...

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Police Weigh in on Enforcing Trump’s Orders

RGV (KFXV) — The immigration executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump could expand the power of federal agents to local officers. President Trump plans to empower local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. Trump’s plan to allow local police ‘to perform the functions of an immigration officer’, could spark distance between officials and immigrant communities. And while some individuals agree on some level. Others think it’s incorrect to give more power to police officers. Despite trying to maintain a good relationship with local residents– and enforcing criminal laws, Palmview Police Captain, Saul Uvalle says they...

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Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect in San Benito

San Benito (KFXV) — Tonight a boil water advisory remains under effect for the city of San Benito. This means every resident in that community must boil their tap water before drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing their teeth and washing dishes. We walked through the city of San Benito, knocking on multiples doors. Each of the families we talked to explained their concerns and how they are handling the water advisory, including the Silva family. Francisco Silva tells us water problems in his household started over the weekend. It was then San Benito officials sent out this message using...

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