Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Falfurrias (KFXV) — Over the weekend, eight people were found dead and 30 others rescued from a big rig trailer parked outside a Wal-Mart in San Antonio. All of them: Victims of human smuggling. While the death toll rises at 10, at least a dozen remain in critical condition. Monday, border patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector, hosting a demonstration. Brooks County Sheriff, Benny Martinez, says the Falfurrias checkpoint is the main corridor in the nation for human and drug smuggling. The methods vary but, all of them include endangering the lives of undocumented immigrants who are...

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Local Leaders Seek Reimbursement for Aiding Immigrants

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Governor Greg Abbott’s visit to the Rio Grande Valley tomorrow, prompting political leaders to ask him about money that the city of mcallen has not yet been reimbursed. This after giving half a million dollars towards immigrant humanitarian aid. The high influx of immigrants crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley since 2014 has led the city of McAllen to invest more than half a million dollars in immigrant humanitarian aid. But for more than 3 years, the city has yet to receive reimbursement from federal government, something they say is stated under FEMA regulation....

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Despite down immigration numbers, Border Patrol has been busy Rescuing undocumented immigrants

RGV (KFXV) — So far this year, border patrol agents have rescued nearly one-thousand undocumented immigrants. FOX NEWS has the latest numbers, as well as what the agency is doing to keep up with the rescues. Despite immigration numbers going down, border patrol agents have been busy rescuing an average 91 persons per month. As immigrants continue their journeys into the U.S., many of them are abandoned by human smugglers who leave them to their fate. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have rescued 821 people, so far this year, but not all of them make...

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Valley Activists Join SB4 Lawsuit in San Antonio

San Antonio (KFXV) — In San Antonio, around 500 activists , immigrants and political leaders from Dallas, Houston, El Paso , Austin and the Rio Grande Valley raised their voices in the first hearing against SB4, a law that is considered by many as racist and discriminatory — that allows police officers to act as immigration agents — and ask for legal documents of those who they detain. However, Captain Saul Uvalle from Palmview Police Department says not to fear officers. “Now the discretion of the officer comes about where initially when making contact with the individual he may...

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Texas legislators discuss how SB4 will impact the Valley

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — After new laws were approved during the last legislative session in Texas, many people are living in uncertainty. Today Texas legislators discussed how this will impact on our communities. Representatives like Eddie Lucio III among others, were present with several valley leaders to discuss topics that will impact residents of the Rio Grande Valley. One of those was SB4, which allows for law enforcement officers to ask for a person’s immigration status. Lucio added that soon, one city in the Rio Grande Valley will be joining the lawsuit against SB4 that claims the law is unconstitutional....

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