Tag: international

Local Describes Empowerment in Women

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A local clinic receives with open arms those looking for a second chance. It’s there we found Maria Barrera, a counselor and therapist, who shares with us her story and the many cases of domestic violence she has seen here in the valley and how women have overcome. Maria Barrera is a valley native who decided to dedicate her life to service. She says she faced obstacles along the way including discrimination. We asked her how a day like today, international women’s could bring empowerment. Maria Barrera is a National Certified Counselor who served in the...

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Not Even Border Can Divide Them

U.S./MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Marriages between international bridges have been happening for several years but haven’t been in the spotlight.. until now. This can speed up the immigration process and all that is required is a marriage certificate from a county court where one of the fiances’ resides– where they marry is their choice. Judge Ramiro Guillen says since Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, the number of couples that have married between international bridges has...

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International Kidnapping Charges for Brownsville Man

Brownsville (KFXV) — A Brownsville man is arrested for taking off to Mexico City with his child and charged by authorities with international parental kidnapping. Authorities arrested, 36-year-old, Ismail Khaleel Al Gebory after receiving a criminal complaint in Brownsville alleging Al Gebory had taken the child after a weekend visitation. The mother has sole custody of the child while Al Gebory has regular visitation rights. When Al Gebory picked up the child and did not return her that weekend, the mother contacted authorities telling them Al Gebory had relatives in Iraq ,according to charges. The criminal complaint further alleges...

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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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Altering heredity to fight disease?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon – but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells. What’s called genome editing already is transforming biological research, and being used to develop treatments for patients struggling with a range of diseases. The science is nowhere near ready for what would be a huge next step – altering sperm, eggs or embryos so that babies don’t inherit a disease that runs in the family,...

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