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Congressman Cuellar Secures 25 Additional Immigration Judges in FY17 Appropriations Bill Along with Court Space, Electronic Filing System, and Performance Measures

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included a number of provisions in the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to help our nation’s immigration courts cope with a near half-million backlog of immigration cases by adding 25 immigration judges, new court space, a new electronic filing system and performance improvement measures. The 25 new immigration judges in the FY 2017 bill come in addition to the 55 Congressman Cuellar secur...

Congressman Cuellar Announces Authorization of San Antonio Federal Courthouse Plan by House Committee

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will authorize plans tomorrow by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) for a new federal courthouse in San Antonio. As the congressman previously announced, the GSA transmitted its plans for a new federal courthouse to Congress in late April following the congressman’s work to include appropriations in last year’s government funding package for a new courthouse in...

Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Transportation Appropriations Bill to Give Border Communities a Greater Say in Transportation Priorities

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (THUD) bill that will encourage participation from city and county governments in the selection of Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) projects, or those designed to alleviate congestion caused by international commercial traffic. The bill passed out of the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee today....

FOX29 SAN ANTONIO: Cuellar says bill to end Cuban Adjustment Act unlikely to pass during election year

Cuellar says bill to end Cuban Adjustment Act unlikely to pass during election year (interview link below) Records show 100,000 Cubans have come to the U.S. seeking amnesty in the past two years. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar some of our neighbors from the south are sending at least 30,000 more to the Texas border. "They're sending them directly on charter planes to the boarder of Texas," said Cuellar. "Either Nueva Laredo, up 35 to San Antonio, and onto Miami, or now through Cuidad Juarez, wh...

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Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Transportation Appropriations Bill to Give Border Communities a Greater Say in Transportation Priorities

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (THUD) bill that will encourage participation from city and county governments in the selection of Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) projects, or those designed to alleviate congestion caused by international commercial traffic. The bill passed out of the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee today....

Congressman Cuellar Announces Authorization of San Antonio Federal Courthouse Plan by House Committee

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will authorize plans tomorrow by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) for a new federal courthouse in San Antonio. As the congressman previously announced, the GSA transmitted its plans for a new federal courthouse to Congress in late April following the congressman’s work to include appropriations in last year’s government funding package for a new courthouse in...

Congressman Cuellar Secures 25 Additional Immigration Judges in FY17 Appropriations Bill Along with Court Space, Electronic Filing System, and Performance Measures

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included a number of provisions in the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to help our nation’s immigration courts cope with a near half-million backlog of immigration cases by adding 25 immigration judges, new court space, a new electronic filing system and performance improvement measures. The 25 new immigration judges in the FY 2017 bill come in addition to the 55 Congressman Cuellar secur...

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La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia siga trabajando para protegernos contra amenazas del terrorismo de todas partes del mundo. La realidad...

McAllen Monitor: COMMENTARY: DHS funding perk — Amendment to bill will improve border crossing experience

Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 5:00 am U.S. REP. HENRY CUELLAR | GUEST COLUMNIST Last week, after much politicking and debating within the Republican party, 75 of the 245 Republicans in the United States Congress joined the 182 united Democrats to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down. The passage of this funding bill, which Democrats had been pushing for weeks, ensures the department that keeps our nation safe from the threats we face from around the world is fully fu...

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Associations Praise Congressman Cuellar's 'Yes' Vote for Broad-based Economic Recovery Legislation

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received numerous letters of support and gratitude for his vote last week in favor of broad-based economic recovery: Texas Farm Bureau Farm Bureau praises financial relief bill Friday, October 03, 2008 - WACO – As the U.S. House of Representatives, on the second try, passed a bill designed to rescue the nation’s troubled financial system, Texas’ largest farm organization praised members of the Texas Congressional delegation that voted yes on the plan. “This was ...

Congressman Cuellar Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Carlos Marin and Flight Passengers

Congressman Henry Cuellar issues the following statement on the death of Carlos Marin, Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and other officials: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Carlos Marin, his Mexican Counterpart Arturo Herrera, Jake Brisbin, Jr., Executive Director of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and pilot Matthew Peter Juneau. "Carlos was a friend to all who knew him and was a person who truly cared about the well-being of residents along th...

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS AND LOVED ONES OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement today in acknowledgment of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. "As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. "We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and other...

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FOX29 SAN ANTONIO: Cuellar says bill to end Cuban Adjustment Act unlikely to pass during election year

Cuellar says bill to end Cuban Adjustment Act unlikely to pass during election year (interview link below) Records show 100,000 Cubans have come to the U.S. seeking amnesty in the past two years. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar some of our neighbors from the south are sending at least 30,000 more to the Texas border. "They're sending them directly on charter planes to the boarder of Texas," said Cuellar. "Either Nueva Laredo, up 35 to San Antonio, and onto Miami, or now through Cuidad Juarez, wh...

UNIVISION NOTICIAS: Familias centroamericanas piden asilo y un alto a las deportaciones ante el Congreso

Familias centroamericanas piden asilo y un alto a las deportaciones ante el Congreso Este miércoles familias centroamericanas, entre ellos 12 niños, acudieron al congreso para solicitar "leyes que les protejan" y el amparo legal necesario para poder optar por asilo en Estados Unidos. Niños centroamericanos y sus padres viajaron de Waukegan, Illinois a la capital del país para solicitar respaldo para que el sistema judicial estadounidense les considere como refugiados. Este miércoles un grupo de ...

KGNS.TV: Bipartisan Push Could Expand Work Visas

Bipartisan Push Could Expand Work Visas (video link below) Immigration reform may be on hold, but a change has been made to allow more immigrants into the U.S. temporarily. Republicans and Democrats have been behind the changes that were made to the appropriations bill for this year. The changes affect the H2-B work visas for temporary workers for low skilled jobs. It would not raise the cap of 66,000 immigrants a year, but it would change the definition of a current and returning worker. By doi...

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