With a backlog of 860,000 cases in the immigration court system, many of the people not held in detention don’t get a hearing for “four to five years,” said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat.
If money is diverted for a border wall, Joint Base San Antonio could lose about $10 million for an air traffic control tower, among other projects.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) is the author of record of a joint resolution in the U.S. House that challenges President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.
A nationwide movement of Presidents Day protests against Trump’s national emergency declaration included one at Travis Park in San Antonio.
A bill proposed by Congressional negotiators includes nearly $1.4 billion for new border barrier funding, which exemptions for the National Butterfly Center and other key sites in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
The consequences of supporting Trump have already begun for IBC Bank head Dennis Nixon and his business colleagues, starting with the government shutdown.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, who recently broke with his party to vote for reopening the government, spoke with the Rivard Report in a wide-ranging interview.
Gov. Greg Abbott and 22 members of Congress from Texas sent a letter to President Trump stating their opposition to using Harvey aid for a border wall.
Even with common-sense solutions, the issue of border security cannot be addressed without addressing the need for immigration reform.
It’s unclear how serious the president is about the idea. “We’ll take a look,” he said.