Breaking News: “Over 2,000 asylum seekers have been released on our streets,” Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge

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Federal government will be held accountable for any adverse consequences

Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge.
Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

Texas Border Business

EDINBURG – “Hidalgo County and our border communities are among the safest in the nation and we want to keep it that way.

“We are calling on the federal government to act responsibly along this nation’s southern border. Reckless rhetoric and irresponsible policy decisions have real impact on our communities.

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“Over 2,000 asylum seekers have been released on our streets. We commend the tireless efforts of local CBP, ICE, DHS, and other law enforcement officials and call on the federal government to support these brave men and women by stopping unnecessary fear mongering and providing them the resources necessary to address this humanitarian crisis.

“Thus far, Hidalgo County, along with Catholic Charities, the City of McAllen, and others are trying to assist these families to the best of our ability. 

“However, we fully expect to hold the federal government accountable for any adverse consequences of these releases.”

Read more about the state of the Texas border: https://texasborderbusiness.com/category/news/border-patrol/

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