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Friday, July 28, 2017


McAllen Continues Outreach in Mexico

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Partner agencies participate in event to entice travelers, shoppers The City of McAllen, La Plaza Mall and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted McAllen Day in Mexico City to create awareness about McAllen as a destination and to further relationships with friends and colleagues in Mexico. The

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue 11 People

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DEL RIO, Texas – During a two-week period in late June, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 11 illegal immigrants on eight different occasions who were either abandoned by a smuggler or became lost after illegally crossing the U.S/Mexico border. The first incident occurred on June 19 when

CBP Laredo Field Office Business Resumption Update

Courtesy Richard Pauza, (Laredo, Texas)-CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for July 13-July 20. World Trade Bridge Imports (Mexico to the U.S.A.) · 7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck processed. · Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or beyond

McAllen to Lead Rio Grande Valley Coalition in Litigation, Objecting to Constitutionality of SB1004

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Senate bill could hinder municipalities from regulation and collecting millions in fees (McAllen, TX) At last night’s McAllen City Commission meeting, commissioners authorized the McAllen City Attorney’s Office to respond to Senate Bill 1004. The bill significantly restricts municipalities from regulating the construction, development and maintenance of network structures and wireless facilities

Keep McAllen Beautiful Community Appearance Index Results

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, McAllen, Texas– Keep McAllen Beautiful conducted the Community Appearance Index on June 28th. The Community Appearance Index is a tool designed by Keep America Beautiful to visually assess the overall appearance of communities. The survey team checked for indications of litter throughout its six districts. A team comprised of community, business

CBP Deploys Biometric Exit Technology to George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology to George Bush Intercontinental Airport for one daily flight from the United States to Tokyo. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport using facial recognition. CBP recently deployed the technology

McAllen Receives Prestigious State Environmental Award

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, Community is One of 10 Governor’s Community Achievement Award Winners McAllen- – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep McAllen Beautiful as one of 10 winners of the 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their communities beautiful. The award is one of the most

CBP Officers Seize More Than $700K in Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Diego Hernandez, LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $700,000 in one enforcement action. “Our officers maintain strict vigilance during peak travel seasons where thousands of vehicles are processed daily and numerous amounts of narcotics

CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Remain Vigilant and Shut Down Second Port Running Attempt This Week

Courtesy Diego Hernandez, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers remain vigilant and for the second time in a week, apprehended a Mexican national attempting to illegally make entry into the United States without inspection at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge pedestrian walkway. “This was an excellent, cooperative effort by

CBP Officers Seize Nearly Two Tons of Marijuana at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

Courtesy Diego Hernandez, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge seized nearly two tons of alleged marijuana in one enforcement action valued over $740,000. “This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication to the CBP mission,” said Port

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