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DHS Acting Secretary Makes Plea to Lawmakers

1 year 3 months 6 days ago Tuesday, April 30 2019 Apr 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 4:22 PM April 30, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – The new acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is making a plea to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Kevin McAleenan says Border Patrol agents at the border are stretched thin and need help.

He told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Tuesday that officials will ask for extra funding.  

McAleenan says more money is needed to help build additional migrant processing facilities, address capacity issues, add extra border personnel and upgrade technology systems.

Watch the video above for more information.

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