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News - Immigration / Borderwall

4/19/2021

Rio Grande Valley cities, nonprofits to be reimbursed for money spent on migrants

Posted 6:07 AM 4/20/2021 by Monica De Anda

More than $114 million in COVID-19 relief funds will be used to reimburse cities and groups for money spent on migrants.

A record number of immigrants have crossed the border since in the start of this year.

"It's been challenging, but the folks on the ground have been able to do (More)

4/15/2021

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Posted 2:18 PM 4/16/2021 by ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and JULIE WATSON Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift in the next month his predecessor's historically low cap on refugees, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.

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4/14/2021

As hurricane season nears, Hidalgo County officials warn of potential flooding due to levee breaches

Posted 2:53 PM 4/17/2021 by Santiago Caicedo

As hurricane season nears, Hidalgo County officials are warning of possible flooding in surrounding communities after a halt in border wall construction.

The county is now racing to see who will fix the problem.

At a press conference Wednesday, Hidalgo County officials said they are (More)

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