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Undocumented Families Lobby Against Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

AUSTIN (KFXV) — Today, children of immigrants stood before the state capitol to urge lawmakers to stop the proposed law SB4 that would put an end to sanctuary cities in the state. This afternoon, undocumented students had the opportunity to give testimony before the legislature. Also present were undocumented transgender people, religious leaders, and families of those affected. If passed, authorities could ask for documentation to prove immigration status of those in the state. Recommended: Former Assistant DA’s Son found Dead in Austin Sen. Lucio Faces Local Backlash After Supporting...

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Human Smuggler Goes Before Judge

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — The driver of a moving truck with 19 undocumented people and fled from police. Wednesday he went before a court. He’s identified as Roel Eduardo Coronel who received three charges for human trafficking, evading arrest in a vehicle and on foot. The judged gave the 25-year-old a $205,000 bond. Police say they attempted to stop Coronel after he left a home in Mission in that U-Haul truck. He ended up on Jordan Street in McAllen. He then fled on foot and hide in his mother’s apartment where he was found and arrested – along with...

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Locals React to Trump’s Executive Orders

RGV (KFXV) — Those were President Trump’s words at a press conference today after he signed two executive orders, both dealing with immigration. This afternoon FOX News went to the border wall where local grassroots organizations protested the new actions. The construction of the border wall, comes today as part of President Trump claims is his duty ‘to protect the lives of the american people’. Although Trump is expecting that the building of a bigger border wall will help with border security, civil rights attorneys are keeping a watchful eye to monitor that no person’s rights are violated. Despite...

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Local Officials Expect Surge of Immigrants From Central America

RGV (KFXV) — Local officials are expecting a flood of more than 40,000 immigrants from Haiti, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia currently in Costa Rica to make their way to Mexican side of the border in Tamaulipas. Many of these immigrants are fleeing their countries of origin because of violence, economic instabilities, and to find a better life in America. We spoke to us Congressman Cuellar about the expected spike. According to a statement released by Congressman Cuellar’s office, the surge of immigrants is expected at the beginning of next year. Recommended: No...

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2 Million Dollars For New Catholic Charities Center

MCALLEN (KFXV) — A new building will replace the tents where hundreds of immigrants are housed at the Humanitarian Respite Center thanks to a contribution by the Diocese of Brownsville and Catholic Charities. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is planning a permanent location to continue helping the hundreds of immigrants that arrive here daily.The 2 million dollar facility will be located on 16th Street right across the current center. Before the present location opened it’s doors, many of these undocumented individuals slept on the streets near the bus station prior to their departure. The influx of migrants continues to...

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50 Undocumented Children Rescued in 1 Hour

Everyday agents arrest people trying to crossing the border illegally into the United States with the majority telling officers they left their countries due to the extreme violence. Marlene Castro, Border Patrol spokesperson spoke to Fox about the mission of the over 150 new agents coming into the area in the next weeks. Thousands of immigrants say they seek a better life and consider the dangers before making the dangerous journey. However, they don`t want to stay in what they say are more dangerous circumstances back in Central and South America. Recommended: No...

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Local Concern Over Trump’s Promise to Eliminate DACA

RGV (KFXV) — Campaign promises by President Elect Donald Trump have left many on edge, including young immigrants that say they are uncertain about the nation’s future and fear deportation. Donald Trump has been very vocal about his stance on immigration and even promised to eliminate DACA soon after taking office bringing uncertainty to those who benefit from it. These are the feelings Maria Ibarra expressed today after learning about Donald Trump’s victory. After all, Maria is a DACA recipient – an initiative that has given temporary protection from deportation and a two-year renewable work permit to hundreds of...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found During Tire Shop Sting

Edinburg (KFXV) — Authorities respond to a tire shop with reports of it being a stash house. The incident took place on Monte Cristo Rd and Skinner Rd. According to witnesses on the scene, at least eight people believed to be immigrants were taken out of the business. Two Border Patrol vans were needed for this operation. Police confiscated three pickup trucks from Romo Muffler and Tire Service during the sting. The place was temporarily shut down. Recommended: No...

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Authorities Say You Can Help Undocumented Immigrants

RGV(KFXV) — In recent months,Fox 2 News has reported undocumented immigrants dying due to heat and dehydration. Border Patrol says that if you do see someone struggling, you can help them without consequence. Authorities collaborate with undocumented immigrants by placing drums filled with bottles of water to make sure they have something to drink. According to Border Patrol agents, human traffickers increasingly abandon their clients. However, they say you can help if you see these people in poor health walking in isolated places. The terrain where the undocumented immigrants travel are high risk, high temperature areas, in semi-desert zones...

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Nearly 40 Undocumented Immigrants Found in Mission Stashhouse

Mission (KFXV) —  A Fox 2 Exclusive:  Dozens of immigrants are rescued from a stash house. 38 immigrants were found inside said stash house in the middle of a neighborhood with a school nearby. One by one authorities transported dozens of immigrants from this house into border patrol vans. Personal bag, cans and bottles of water is all that was left behind after authorities raided this home on Megan Drive. Investigators say they began looking at specific locations including this one when they noticed suspicious activity. Local and federal agencies also confiscated a light green for Explorer hoping to...

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