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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: Authorities Say You Can Help Undocumented...

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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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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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ACLU Claims Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Unconstitutional

RGV (KFXV) — The American Civil Liberties Union has 300 lawyers ready to fight Donald Trump’s deportation plan. They claim Trump’s Immigration proposal is “unconstitutional”. A group of 12 ACLU lawyers found Trump’s deportation scheme in violation of several amendments of the U.S. Constitution but they not the only ones. In all , more than 300 attorneys across the nation are questioning the Republican nominee’s Immigration plan. A recent analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), found Donald Trump’s proposals, unlawful. The ACLU released these findings citing a study that found that government would have to expand it’s...

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Charities Feed More 300 Meals to Immigrants

MCALLEN (KFXV) — As we see an influx of immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley, different organizations decide to help out with the arrivals. One of the organizations– The Salvation Army, is helping feed those seeking asylum. A total of 300 bowls of soup were served up today at Catholic Charities to help feed the hundreds that arrived. With the total number of refugees almost at 400 , The Salvation Army has stepped up to help out Catholic Charities with the meals. Captain Luis Melendez from The Salvation Army says the food is prepared from scratch as of the...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found in Stash House, taken into Custody

Edinburg – Several immigrants were rescued from a stash house today. According to border patrol the call came in after suspicious activity near the area. An undetermined number of immigrants were rescued from the house and one suspect believed to be the smuggler was taken into custody. Some of the immigrants tried to run from the scene however they were detained moments later.. A nearby school went on lockdown. Recommended: No...

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EXCLUSIVE: Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Undocumented Immigrants

In Edinburg, several immigrants were detained after leading authorities on a chase. This is exclusive video obtained by FOX 2 news… It shows the chase happening off Brushline Road in rural Edinburg after a red Suburban van allegedly refused to stop. Authorities say nine immigrants from different nationalities were detained after the smuggler led them on a chase. Recommended: No...

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16-Year-Old Girl Charged with Smuggling 8 Undocumented Immigrants into U.S.

A 16-year-old girl accused of human smuggling faces a judge today. According to border patrol statistics there are hundreds of local teens involved in this type of crime. The teen is accused and charged with smuggling eight undocumented immigrants in a pickup truck with her boyfriend in the passenger seat. The teen kept quiet with little or no reaction as she faced the judge. Reports indicate the teen tried to cross into the U.S. with the group of undocumented immigrants on April 25th. The teen is expected to appear for her next hearing in court on May 4. Recommended:...

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Pro-Immigrant Organizations Gather in Anticipation for DACA/DAPA Executive Action Outcome

Pro-immigrant organizations gathered outside the McAllen Federal Court this morning in support of the outcome of the DACA and DAPA executive actions. If approved, over 4 million undocumented immigrants here in the United States would be protected from deportation. The Supreme Court seems divided today as arguments were heard over president Obama’s executive action. One woman tells us that she depends on the approval of president Obama’s immigration action in order to better her family’s life. Mrs. Eva, mother of four has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for over a decade now. She says with each passing day,...

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