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Rep. Gonzalez Highlights Church’s Role in Immigrant Aid

RGV (KFXV) — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez also held a meeting regarding immigration, this time with religious leaders. This morning, Gonzalez spoke about the importance of lawmakers in Washington knowing the way of life in South Texas, which greatly involves many traditions that are tied with Mexico. Also highlighting the significance that the Catholic Church plays in the lives of the immigrant community when providing them the support they...

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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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