Tag: Immigration

Rep. Gonzalez Highlights Church’s Role in Immigrant Aid

RGV (KFXV) — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez also held a meeting regarding immigration, this time with religious leaders. This morning, Gonzalez spoke about the importance of lawmakers in Washington knowing the way of life in South Texas, which greatly involves many traditions that are tied with Mexico. Also highlighting the significance that the Catholic Church plays in the lives of the immigrant community when providing them the support they need. Recommended: No...

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Immigrants’ Remains Exhumed for Identification

FALFURRIAS (KFXV) — Students and forensic anthropologists from Texas State University in San Marcos and the University of Indianapolis began digging up multiple grave sites at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias– where dozens of undocumented immigrants were buried years ago. This is the third exhumation in Brooks County, where more than 170 human remains have been recovered since 2013– in an effort to properly document and identify the deceased. “The first step of the identification process for these individuals, once we find the burials and we remove those individuals from the ground, we can then begin the forensic...

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Immigration Officials See 23 Percent Spike of Detainees in 2016

After immigration numbers only continue to rise, United States immigration departments and U.S. officials are pushing for strong methods to stop undocumented immigrants from crossing the border. Who almost died attempting to cross the border are being used in a campaign called “Dont Risk Your Life.” The father and son are from Central America, one of the most common areas where federal authorities say a high number of undocumented immigrants come from. According to congressman Henry Cuellar these campaigns are crucial, adding how about 40,000 migrants from Haiti, Africa, Asia and the Middle East are expected to make the...

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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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New Law Helps Officers Train For Active Shooter Situations

Hidalgo County (KFXV) —  The Police Act was the main topic of discussion which funnels state and federal dollars to help train o ficers.   Police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire marshals and different agencies gathered in what they call  ‘the round table’ discussion.   One by one discussing what they need to better protect our community with  U.S. Senator John Cornyn on hand.   The Police Act is a grant  that our local agencies can apply for year to year to fund training.The federal grant  is 180 million dollars strong.   In Cameron County, Sheriff Omar Lucio expressed concern...

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Man Confesses To Drug Trafficking since age 12

Mission (KFXV) — A 25 year old man confesses to transporting and distributing cocaine since he was 12 years old. According to federal documents, Mario Alberto Garrido was detained for trying to transport 14 blocks of cocaine. The discovery was made by an Hidalgo County Sheriff after Garrido ignored a stop sign on Dove Street. He admitted that he would distribute the drugs to an unknown address and after would return to Mission, Texas to obtain more cocaine for shipment. He also confessed to being involved in drug trafficking 3 to 4 times a week since he was a...

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RGV Woman At DNC Watches Hillary Clinton Become Presidential Candidate

Philadelphia (KFXV) — 27-year-old, Merly Sauz says the  energy and the unity in the convention is what has been most exciting and also knowing she is witnessing history in the making. A speech President Obama gave at the University of Texas Pan American in 2008 now UTRGV inspired her, to make the trip to Philadelphia to support her democratic candidate.   Sauz is now a grad student at Harvard University.  She says her goal is to practice law focusing on Immigration and employee rights and says the feeling of togetherness at the convention is why she feels she’s in...

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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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Women Stealing From Donation Boxes Charged

In Mission, three women are behind bars after stealing from several non-profit donation boxes. 33-year-old Erika Martinez, 51-year-old Maria Isabel Garza and 23-year-old Michelle Garza were detained after police say an officer found the trio stealing from a donation box. During the investigation it was discovered that the women had been carrying out the crime for more than a year. Detectives found a portable storage unit with stolen merchandise. All three women face one count of theft and another for engaging in organized criminal activity. The bond for each is set at 75-thousand dollars. Recommended: No...

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Brexit Could Make Europe Less Friendly To US Tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Silicon Valley’s biggest businesses could face tougher regulations following Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union, and some might have to leave London to attract the best employees. Many U.S. tech companies now count on Europe for a quarter or more of their business. Beyond facing a financial downturn as the pound’s value erodes, these companies might find Europe a more challenging environment in which to do business. It could take a year or two before the picture becomes clear. For now, what’s certain is the U.K.’s exit will be complex and unprecedented, with...

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