Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Local Lawsuit Filed Against SB4

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with Senate Bill Four which continues generating arguments within civil rights and pro-immigrant organizations who say this new law violates U.S. Constitution. Tonight we speak with how local organizations are fighting back – in hopes the law won’t go into effect September 1st. Another lawsuit has been filed against Senate Bill Four– just weeks after Governor Abbott signed it into law. These are documents filed today by the El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, and the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund against Senate Bill Four, also known as the...

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Report: Nearly 400 Gang Members Arrested Across Country

U.S (KFXV) — New reports indicate the number of people crossing over illegally into the U.S. is slowing down. The focus now turns to eradicating gangs across the U.S — like the, MS-13. Trump thanked several law enforcement agencies for the arrest of nearly 400 gang members in the country. Five months after the start of Trump’s term as President of the United States, hundreds of gang members were processed and transported to El Salvador, most are reported to be part of MS-13 a transnational street gang. White house officials explain the number of people crossing the border illegally...

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Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) and more than 250 pounds of liquid meth. That’s the size of a seizure agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint made. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that their officers conducted a search of a truck carrying an estimated value of more than eight million dollars worth of methamphetamine. Law enforcement detained a driver whose a US citizen. Since October, border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have seized 1,456 pounds of...

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Border Patrol Sees Increase in Smugglers Crossing Harder Drugs

RGV (KFXV) — As the number of drug seizures in the Rio Grande Valley continue to increase, smugglers are resorting to unusual methods of concealment. U.S. Customs and Border Protection report a major increase in cocaine and heroin seizures through the region this year..from Del Rio to Brownsville, agents are intercepting hard drugs. The South Texas Corridor has seen a 177% increase in heroin and a 129% increase in cocaine seizures – this happens at a time when the number of apprehensions have fallen in recent months. Smugglers keep turning to unconventional drug trafficking methods. CBP says they use...

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LUPE Issues Petition to Mission Mayor

MISSION (KFXV) — Grassroots organization LUPE gathered at Mission’s city hall to deliver a petition condemning the border wall to city council during a regularly scheduled meeting today. In a statement released by LUPE, the organization cites a recent Washington Post article where mayor Beto Salinas spoke out about it’s disapproval. The petition asks Mayor Salinas and Mission’s City Council members to stand up and pass a resolution opposing the project. Over 300 signatures were gathered by representatives of – La Union Del Pueblo Entero. The Trump Administration has designated the Rio Grande Valley, along with several other portions...

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