Tag: immigrants

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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50 Undocumented Children Rescued in 1 Hour

Everyday agents arrest people trying to crossing the border illegally into the United States with the majority telling officers they left their countries due to the extreme violence. Marlene Castro, Border Patrol spokesperson spoke to Fox about the mission of the over 150 new agents coming into the area in the next weeks. Thousands of immigrants say they seek a better life and consider the dangers before making the dangerous journey. However, they don`t want to stay in what they say are more dangerous circumstances back in Central and South...

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Local Concern Over Trump’s Promise to Eliminate DACA

RGV (KFXV) — Campaign promises by President Elect Donald Trump have left many on edge, including young immigrants that say they are uncertain about the nation’s future and fear deportation. Donald Trump has been very vocal about his stance on immigration and even promised to eliminate DACA soon after taking office bringing uncertainty to those who benefit from it. These are the feelings Maria Ibarra expressed today after learning about Donald Trump’s victory. After all, Maria is a DACA recipient – an initiative that has given temporary protection from deportation and a two-year renewable work permit to hundreds of...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found During Tire Shop Sting

Edinburg (KFXV) — Authorities respond to a tire shop with reports of it being a stash house. The incident took place on Monte Cristo Rd and Skinner Rd. According to witnesses on the scene, at least eight people believed to be immigrants were taken out of the business. Two Border Patrol vans were needed for this operation. Police confiscated three pickup trucks from Romo Muffler and Tire Service during the sting. The place was temporarily shut...

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