Henry Cuellar

City leaders say a new federal courthouse will be built downtown by the end of 2020. They unveiled renderings of the facility Wednesday, at event thanking U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar for his support fort the new courthouse. Congress approved about $133 million for the building, alongside funding for seven other federal courthouses. The facility at Nueva and Santa Rosa Streets will replace the crumbling John H. Wood Courthouse, built 50 years ago for the World's Fair. The U.S District...

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This week on Fronteras : · Two South Texas congressmen say it’s time to change the U.S. policy of fast-tracking Cuban immigrants for citizenship. · Latino immigrants are seeking citizenship so they can vote for the next U.S. president. · In Houston, a call for a federal investigation into Super Tuesday voting delays. · Bus Rapid Transit in Bogotá , Colombia is a cost efficient system attracting the interest of some southwestern cities. · How North Texas nonprofits are helping families cover...

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Texas Matters: As Congress comes up on summer break there is still no solid solution in place for what to do with the unaccompanied minors coming into Texas. There are several plans up for proposal but even Texas Democrats disagree with each other. Also on this show: According to one report, the number of abortions in Texas has dropped since last year's passage of a new abortion law. Congress running out of time for border/immigration solution The latest reports from the Texas-Mexico border...

U.S. Border Patrol

Overcrowding and disease at a temporary immigration detention center in McAllen has the U.S. Border Patrol themselves calling on congress for humanitarian aid. Because of the McAllen facility's temporary status, capacity is about 300. But this past week Border Patrol agents brought in 1,000 immigrants and the situation has Chris Cabrera with the local Border Patrol agent's union calling on Congress for help. "It’s a humanitarian-type deal as far as seeing these people going through what they...

President Barack Obama is in Mexico today for a day of trade talks with the other North American Free Trade Agreement partner nations. But while the expectations are low for the summit, the stakes remain ever high. This is the seventh time that the three leaders of the NAFTA nations have gathered for a summit. This time Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is hosting in Toluca with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper attending. But Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Democrat...

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