Tag: Filemon Vela

Family of valley veteran asks Vela for help to return him after deportation

RGV (KFXV) — In a reunion today with Representative Filemon Vela, the family of one valley veteran asks for help to bring him back in the united states after being deported. Alfredo Garcia is a veteran who fought in the Vietnam War, however his battle only begun after coming back home as he found himself in the other side of the law. Garcia’s family says he did not treat his post traumatic stress in time which led him into legal trouble. It was too late, immigration officials then deported Garcia. His brother, Alan Blackwelder, who resides in Brownsville, has...

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Congressman Calls for Yarrington Extradition

Weslaco (KFXV) – Rio Grande Valley Congressman says he wants the former Governor to be brought to the US for punishment. Tomas Yarrington is accused of working with cartels. Officials said the criminal groups allegedly paid him so they could stay on the streets without police intervention. According to court documents, tons of cocaine crossed into the U.S. during his term. Congressman Filemon Vela said his extradition to the US will send a strong message to corrupt elected...

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