Tag: Rio Grande Valley

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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....

Read More

Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando Remembered One Year Later

RGV (KFXV) — On the one year anniversary of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando that dozens dead, including one man right here from the Rio Grande Valley, we spoke to someone who knew him. Today marks one year since the Pulse shooting that left 49 dead and dozens of injured in Orlando, one of those victims, was from the valley and today family and friends still mourn his loss. Twenty-seven-year-old, Frank Escalante was among the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in the country. David Juarez, who was a close friend of frankie’s, says his loss affected...

Read More

Friends Remember Man Killed During Pulse Shooting

RGV (KFXV) — On the one year anniversary of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando that dozens dead, including one man right here from the Rio Grande Valley. Monday marks one year since the Pulse shooting that left 49 dead and dozens of injured in Orlando, one of those victims, was from the Valley, and Monday, family and friends still mourn his loss. Twenty-seven-year-old, Frank Escalante was among the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in the country. David Juarez, who was a close friend of Frankie’s, says his loss affected everyone he ever crossed paths with and...

Read More