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Cuellar: New Border Crossing Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story

MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … Continue reading

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House Speaker John Boehner Will Step Down From Congress In October

Boehner became the 53rd Speaker of the House in 2011. His tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes his own party.

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Border Wetland Using Treated Wastewater As Congress Considers Wetland Funding

  PRESIDIO, Texas–A man-made wetland is now under construction on the Rio Grande. And this new wetland will be the first on the Rio Grande to use treated wastewater to restore habitat. This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan … Continue reading

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Health Risks Of Living In US Border Colonias Prompt Funding Increase Proposal

PRESIDIO, Texas — Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now, the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonia improvement to increase … Continue reading

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DHS Employees Prepare For Possible Shut Down

PHOENIX – The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the … Continue reading

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Border Agents Would Work through a Homeland Security Shutdown

As the showdown in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets closer to a Friday deadline, two lawmakers in Virginia are pushing a last-minute bill that would guarantee that border agents and other homeland security employees receive … Continue reading

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