Tag: immigrants

Undocumented Families Lobby Against Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

AUSTIN (KFXV) — Today, children of immigrants stood before the state capitol to urge lawmakers to stop the proposed law SB4 that would put an end to sanctuary cities in the state. This afternoon, undocumented students had the opportunity to give testimony before the legislature. Also present were undocumented transgender people, religious leaders, and families of those affected. If passed, authorities could ask for documentation to prove immigration status of those in the...

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Human Smuggler Goes Before Judge

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — The driver of a moving truck with 19 undocumented people and fled from police. Wednesday he went before a court. He’s identified as Roel Eduardo Coronel who received three charges for human trafficking, evading arrest in a vehicle and on foot. The judged gave the 25-year-old a $205,000 bond. Police say they attempted to stop Coronel after he left a home in Mission in that U-Haul truck. He ended up on Jordan Street in McAllen. He then fled on foot and hide in his mother’s apartment where he was found and arrested – along with...

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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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Local Officials Expect Surge of Immigrants From Central America

RGV (KFXV) — Local officials are expecting a flood of more than 40,000 immigrants from Haiti, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia currently in Costa Rica to make their way to Mexican side of the border in Tamaulipas. Many of these immigrants are fleeing their countries of origin because of violence, economic instabilities, and to find a better life in America. We spoke to us Congressman Cuellar about the expected spike. According to a statement released by Congressman Cuellar’s office, the surge of immigrants is expected at the beginning of next...

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2 Million Dollars For New Catholic Charities Center

MCALLEN (KFXV) — A new building will replace the tents where hundreds of immigrants are housed at the Humanitarian Respite Center thanks to a contribution by the Diocese of Brownsville and Catholic Charities. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is planning a permanent location to continue helping the hundreds of immigrants that arrive here daily.The 2 million dollar facility will be located on 16th Street right across the current center. Before the present location opened it’s doors, many of these undocumented individuals slept on the streets near the bus station prior to their departure. The influx of migrants continues to...

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