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  • Cuban migrants growth in Laredo

    01/06/2016 7:30:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KGNS-TV ^ | January 5, 2016 | By Yocelin Gallardo
    LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Congressman Henry Cuellar says a large wave of Cuban immigrants are moving through the Laredo ports of entry. He says that will continue until the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act is changed. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, over 43,000 Cuban migrants crossed into the united states in 2015 and around two-thirds, have crossed through the Laredo field office on the Texas-Mexico border. "The continued number of Cubans are coming to the United States where they get preferential treatment under that law", said Cuellar. Cuellar says he anticipates it will be a while until Congress...
  • EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 SYRIANS CAUGHT AT TEXAS BORDER IN LAREDO

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • Video: Donald Trump Speaks To Border Patrol & Police at Border

    07/23/2015 1:27:40 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 17 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 7-23-15 | Donald Trump
    July 23, 2015: Donald Trump Speaks To Border Patrol and Police In Laredo, TX at a press conference near the U.S. Mexico Border. There's also a pretty funny moment when he scolds a Mexican reporter for asking a stupid question- "You're done."
  • KSAT to feature live coverage on-air, online of Trump's visit to Laredo

    07/23/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/23/15 | RJ Marquez
    Live reports to begin at noon; KSAT.com to livestream Trump speech at 2 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated visit to the Texas-Mexico border today. KSAT will have full coverage of Trump's visit throughout the day beginning with live reports from Laredo during KSAT's News at Noon. Trump is scheduled to arrive at Laredo International Airport at 1 p.m. then travel to the border. KSAT.com will then livestream Trump's speech to the media which is scheduled for 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., Trump is scheduled to meet with the local law enforcement community at location...
  • **UPDATES** BREAKING: US CBP Chopper Down at Texas Border, Fired on from Mexico

    06/05/2015 10:21:43 PM PDT · by exbrit · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/15 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has learned that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border
  • Laredo Mayor: No Taxpayer Money to Help Illegal Immigrants (Won't raise taxes on citizens)

    07/07/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 27 replies
    KRGV Rio Grande ^ | 07/07/2014 | Staff
    LAREDO - City leaders in Laredo say they will not use taxpayer money to help illegal immigrants released from Border Patrol custody. Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas said the city has to look out for its own citizens. Laredo's position runs counter to those of cities like McAllen, which has spent thousands in tax dollars helping Central Americans released from Border Patrol custody.
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint

    07/05/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | 7-3-14 | AP Story
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. *** snip *** Weve had it, said Carol Schlaepfer, a retired Pomona resident who protested Tuesday in Murrieta. We all want a better life. ... You cant come to our country and expect American citizens to dole out what you need, from grade school till death. People on both sides of the issue want immigration reform, but immigrant rights...
  • Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Bused Across US into Cities

    06/30/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LAREDO, Texas--A glimpse into the reality of the thousands of illegal immigrants being released into the U.S. by the Obama Administration was captured on video in a Greyhound Bus station in Laredo, Texas this weekend. The illegal immigrants who cross as incomplete family units simply enter the U.S. illegally, turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents, are processed, and then released with a notice to appear at a future date for court proceedings. U.S. taxpayers then fund bus tickets for the illegal immigrants to go to the U.S. city of their choosing. Approximately 95 percent of the illegal immigrants...
  • Two Men Charged with Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent

    11/14/2013 2:21:19 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | November 14, 2013
    LAREDO - One man from Mexico and another man from Ecuador have been charged with assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Mexican National Jose Luis Zavala-Rodrigue, 22, and Johnny Jose Redrovan-Pesantez, 23, of Ecuador are both in custody. Rodriquez is also charged with conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants for financial gain. Both men are expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Hacker, Friday. The agent required medical attention but survived the attack. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. Zavala-Rodriguez further faces an additional 10-year possible sentence on each of...
  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between whats believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed three...
  • Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo

    11/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Bordertown Laredo will not be back for a second season. But Laredo will be featured on the majority of the national geographic hit, Border Wars, which will premiere Wednesday night. Border Wars is back and the city of Laredo is set to be featured on seven of the ten episodes this season. You can expect some changes from what was seen on Bordertown Laredo. "The difference between Bordertown and Border Wars is one, Bordertown consistently concentrated on Laredo PD, Border Wars actually expands a little bit and bring in U.S. Border Patrol, Customs, other law enforcement agencies, and Laredo PD...
  • [Texas:]Laredo Named Least Diverse City in U.S

    09/11/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 10, 2012
    Laredo has landed itself on several lists over the past few years. Now it's grabbing national attention in an article by the Huffington Post. Our Lauren Kendrick has more in our top story tonight at six. "No I don't take it as negative." Mayor of Laredo, Raul Salinas says he's not surprised to hear that Laredo is ranked the least diverse city in the United States. But he's not worried about it. "In Laredo, it's a unique border city...a great city. The minority is actually the majority." The article in the Huffington Post states there is 95.7% Hispanics in laredo....
  • [Texas Congressman]Henry Cuellar Invites New Mexican President To Laredo

    07/05/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | July 4, 2012
    Congressman Henry Cuellar is extending an invitation for Mexico's newly elected president to visit the gateway city. Congressman Cuellar was one of the only Americans to greet Enrique Pea Nieto on Sunday. the congressman says he hopes relations between the u-s and Mexico strengthen and improve with the new administration. Cuellar says he and Nieto spoke about several potential projects. He also says he invited the president-elect to visit Texas especially Laredo as soon as possible. Mexican electoral authorities said today that they will recount more than half of the ballot boxes used in Sunday's elections after finding inconsistent vote...
  • 2 Mexicans plead guilty over 27,000 rounds of ammo [caught in Laredo, TX]

    05/16/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    KTRK (Houston, TX) ^ | May 14, 2012 | AP
    LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A man and a woman from Mexico face up to 10 years in prison for illegally having about 27,000 rounds of ammunition in South Texas.
  • [Texas:]New Title Proposed for those of Hispanic Heritage: Hispanic-Latino

    05/03/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KGNS ^ | May 1, 2012 | Carolina Garcia
    State Representative Richard Pea Raymond speaks to us about a proposal he is taking to the capitol in a couple of months. The proposal aims to eliminate denominations such as Hispanic, Latino, or Chicano and identify all those of Hispanic descendents as Hispanic-Latinos. Our reporter Carolina Garcia has that story. Armando Garcia says he is Hispanic because he was born in the U.S. if you've ever filled out a survey asking for your ethnicity you may be among the thousands that for a second stop and wonder what box the should select Hispanic, Latino, Chicano perhaps Mexican American or even...
  • Former soldiers caught in DEA sting[ one killed in Laredo, Texas shooting]

    03/27/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    MySA.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jason Buch
    A South Carolina man was gunned down by federal agents Saturday in Laredo after a sting targeting U.S. soldiers who wanted to work for the Zetas drug cartel went wrong, federal prosecutors said. Former Army 1st Lt. Kevin Corley, 29; Army Sgt. Samuel Walker, 28, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Shavar Davis, 29, of Denver; and Jerome Corley, of South Carolina, drove into Laredo Saturday armed with two semiautomatic rifles, a knife and a .300-caliber bolt-action rifle equipped with a scope and a bipod, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. They were in Laredo, prosecutors allege, to...
  • Zeta hit man details killings on both sides of border

    01/24/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Jason Buch
    LAREDO A former hit man for the Zetas cartel calmly related to jurors his role in killings on both sides of the border, testifying Monday in the drug conspiracy trial of a man prosecutors say was also a hired killer. From the witness stand in U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez's courtroom here, Rosalio Reta pointed to Gerardo Castillo Chavez, 25, and identified him as a fellow Zeta. Pressing his fingertips together and speaking in a slow, soft voice, Reta, 22, told jurors that he had been in a team of hit men headed by Gabriel Cardona, an admitted Zeta...
  • 5 nabbed in deaths linked to the Zetas[in South Texas/Mexico Spillover]

    11/10/2011 8:43:51 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 10, 2011 | Jason Buch
    Laredo police on Tuesday and Wednesday rounded up five people they say carried out hits for the notorious Zetas drug cartel on this side of the Rio Grande. Customs officers on Tuesday night detained Nicolas Reyes Sanchez, 48, identified in an arrest warrant affidavit as the supervisor of a group of Zetas operating in Laredo, as he attempted to enter the U.S. at one of the city's international bridges. Starting early Wednesday, police launched a series of raids nabbing four more people accused of being Sanchez's subordinates and taking part in three homicides last year. Another man was arrested on...
  • [Texas: Laredo]Mayor Salinas and Congressman Cuellar Speak Out Against the Border Security Report

    09/29/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 29, 2011
    More state and local officials are speaking out about that report issued Monday by Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. The independent study co-authored by a retired general and a retired major general stated that conducting business in a Texas border county was like living in a war zone, and citizens are under attack around the clock. The report also stated that hundreds of people had been killed in Texas border counties because of spillover violence. When asked where that information came from, an official wasn't able to give proof to support the claim but said about 500 people are...
  • [South Texas:]Extreme Heat Claiming the Lives of Dozens of Undocumented Immigrants

    08/30/2011 9:54:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies
    KGNS ^ | Aug 29, 2011
    The heat continues claiming the lives of dozens of illegal immigrants facing extreme temperatures day after day out in area ranches. For the Webb County Medical Examiner, more deaths poses a bigger task of identifying all those people who were left stranded to die alone. Our Annette Garcia spoke with her about the illegal crossers their tragic story and chances of being reunited with their loved ones. Dozens try but never make it. This is one who illegally crossed the border who walked for miles most likely days, but fell victim to the blistering heat. We understand why they want...