Border Security Roundtable Held in Rio Grande City

4 years 5 months 6 days ago Monday, April 17 2017 Apr 17, 2017 April 17, 2017 4:08 PM April 17, 2017 in News

RIO GRANDE CITY – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar is reaching out to the Rio Grande Valley residents to get their opinion on border security.

A roundtable with Border Patrol sector chiefs, local mayors, police departments and landowners was held Monday in Rio Grande City.

Those in attendance held a private closed-door meeting.

The key takeaway was to give local input in national border security discussion.

One Roma resident in attendance owns land on one mile of the border. He said he walked away from the discussion feeling his voice was heard.

“It wasn’t before, like I said it’s been 10 years and this is probably one of the first few times that we’ve had a meeting like this,” Noel Benavides said.

Topics of discussion included gap analysis, which help determine which border locations need additional security and what type of security, whether it be a wall, fence or updated technology.

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