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Updated on Nov 28, 2020 12:47 pm
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Saturday, November 28, 2020
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Border Patrol Agents Remain Vigilant at Checkpoints

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Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
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Make this Christmas brighter!

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Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
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Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
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Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas – This holiday weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents successfully halted four human smuggling cases at the Falfurrias and Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoints.

Saturday evening, Kingsville agents referred a Ford Flex to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K9 alerted to the vehicle. At secondary, agents discovered a Salvadoran national hidden on the floor of the vehicle. During processing, record checks revealed that the smuggled alien was a confirmed Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.

Yesterday, agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint discovered three illegal aliens hidden in the trunk of a Nissan Maxima. The discovery of  the smuggled aliens was due to a K9 alert during the initial immigration inspection. Agents removed a Salvadoran and two Mexican nationals from the vehicle. All subjects were medically screened for injuries by the agents on scene. 

Additionally, Falfurrias agents encountered a tractor trailer used to smuggle 30 illegal aliens. A convicted sex offender was apprehended in a separate smuggling attempt. 

All subjects will be processed accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.  

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