RGV (KFXV) — Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn led a congressional delegation to tour the Rio Grande Valley– in an effort to experience first-hand the issues affecting our communities.

This *just weeks* after the new secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, came to the valley.

Five lawmakers led by U.S. Senator, John Cornyn made their way to the Rio Grande Valley to learn about different issues that affect this region in particular.

Republican Senator John Cornyn refers to his decision to bring out-of-state officials to see– and listen– first-hand about concerns regarding border security, economic development and trade taking place in this part of the U.S. – Mexico border.

The congressional delegation took the time to visit the McAllen Detention Center, Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint, and an immigrant stash house.

Lawmakers stressed the importance of understanding concerns that local officials and law enforcement in the valley, have– when it comes to decision-making.

Senator John Cornyn took the time to invite President Donald Trump, to visit the Rio Grande Valley and take a first-hand look at the efforts in place, and what still needs to be done.