Tag: Henry Cuellar

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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Congressman Cuellar Responds to Estimated Cost of Border Wall

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Senate Democrats have released a new report estimating the cost of the president’s proposed border wall. The report states that although there is no reliable estimate, the proposed construction would cost taxpayers $70 billion, that’s a total of over $200 for every American. Local Congressman Henry Cuellar released a statement regarding the new report that, in part, reads: “The administration is also planning to seize private land from my constituents, in exchange for laughably small payments. Texans of all political stripes don’t like federal agents taking their...

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Locals React to Trump’s Executive Orders

RGV (KFXV) — Those were President Trump’s words at a press conference today after he signed two executive orders, both dealing with immigration. This afternoon FOX News went to the border wall where local grassroots organizations protested the new actions. The construction of the border wall, comes today as part of President Trump claims is his duty ‘to protect the lives of the american people’. Although Trump is expecting that the building of a bigger border wall will help with border security, civil rights attorneys are keeping a watchful eye to monitor that no person’s rights are violated. Despite...

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Immigration Officials See 23 Percent Spike of Detainees in 2016

After immigration numbers only continue to rise, United States immigration departments and U.S. officials are pushing for strong methods to stop undocumented immigrants from crossing the border. Who almost died attempting to cross the border are being used in a campaign called “Dont Risk Your Life.” The father and son are from Central America, one of the most common areas where federal authorities say a high number of undocumented immigrants come from. According to congressman Henry Cuellar these campaigns are crucial, adding how about 40,000 migrants from Haiti, Africa, Asia and the Middle East are expected to make the...

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Federal and State Legislators Discuss Border Security Myths

Federal and state legislators met in Mission this afternoon in a media briefing that was aimed, in part, at dispelling myths about border security. U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar along with state Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa and Representative Oscar Longoria, say that rhetoric about violent crime and insecurity is affecting investment in south Texas. Cuellar proposed a plan for border security that included adding 200 border patrol agents aided by a virtual wall build on surveillance technology. “When people run for federal office or state office, they always attack the border. It’s the easiest thing to demonize, which has a...

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