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Locals react to Trump’s immigration proposal

UNITED STATES (KFXV) — Local reaction to the president’s proposal that would radically alter the current immigration system. Fox News spoke to a local leaders about how the new proposal could affect immigrants in the RGV. With efforts to reduce overall immigration by 50 percent, the R.A.I.S.E. Act presented today by the president and two republican senators will use a merit based system when considering to allow immigrants into the country legally. This, according to Trump, would improve the country’s economy. The new proposal would enforce stricter requirements when issuing green cards. This will dismantle the current immigration system...

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Rio Grande City commissioners passed a motion against SB-4

RIO GRANDE CITY( KFXV) — City commissioners in Rio Grande City passed a motion authorizing the city’s attorney to draft a resolution against the state’s SB-4 law ahead of the September 1st implementation. Commissioners unanimously passed the motion, and were applauded by members of the community, many of whom showed up to urge the members to come out against the law. The city’s lawyer will now present the motion at the next commissioner’s meeting for a vote. The organization la union del pueblo entero also attended to show their support. LUPE is a local grassroots organization that advocates for...

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Protesters Gather Outside Rep. Rinaldi’s Law Firm

McAllen (KFXV)– A group of protesters gathered outside a law firm to call for the firing of State Representative Rinaldi. Members with La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) say Rinaldi needs to be held accountable for what they are calling a discriminatory behavior during the 85th legislative session. “This is what SB4 does; it gives permission for people to act on their hate, and on their racism, and that’s why we’re here to protest. And, we’re asking the company that hires Rinaldi, to fire him because this is not the kind of people we want to operate here in...

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LUPE Joins Lawsuit against SB4

TEXAS (KFXV) — The lawsuits against the state of Texas continue to pile up as Senate Bill four (SB4) comes closer to becoming a law. Five entities are joining hands to challenge the recently signed ‘Show Me Your Papers’ bill. Among these organizations is La Union Del Pueblo Entero – which represents thousands of immigrants throughout the valley. Although 23 police departments in South Texas, have shown their support for the new law, La Union Del Pueblo Entero officially sealed their participation in a lawsuit against the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General, Ken Paxton. Among...

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SB4 impacting healthcare programs claim pro-immigrant groups

RGV(KFXV) — SB4 has will not go into effect until September, but pro-immigrant groups say it’s already impacting one of their programs. La Union Del Pueblo entero says there’s been a significant decrease in the number of people seeking healthcare at mobile clinics through their health on wheels program. The Health on Wheels Program connects the community with access to healthcare via mobile clinics, these are brought into colonias and low-income neighborhoods where the need for healthcare is in greater need. While the number of visits dropped after President Trump took office – a decrease became more noticeable after...

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