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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a competitive grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Education designed to increase the number of low-income students prepared for college and their careers by providing counseling, tutoring, mentoring and scholarships for middle school and high school students. Hurd’s GEAR UP for Success Act, introduced with U.S.
Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.
In the dead of the desert night, several lumbering figures approach the U.S. border from the Mexican side. Are they smugglers bringing heroin or cocaine into the country, undocumented immigrants risking their lives, or maybe just a couple of hapless cows looking for fresh grass?
Currently, a lack of adequate technology makes it remarkably difficult for the U.S. Border Patrol to get an early warning of just what type of threat such incidents represent, despite an extensive network of video cameras and unattended ground sensors.
A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”
Congressman Will Hurd has introduced two amendments to the Border Security for America Act that would use cutting edge technology instead of a large wall to secure the U.S/Mexico border.
Earlier this year, Hurd brought up an idea for something he calls a “SMART” wall. It uses a series of cameras, drones and other tech to monitor activity along the border.
He says he’s been getting some good response form both sides of Congress from Lawmakers who realize the need for more security.
There's lots going on in Washington, and Congressman Will Hurd took a few minutes to explain his view on some of the issues.
We started out by asking the Congressman Hurd about Democratic advertisements that are painting him as a threat to his constituents' access to health care. Hurd told us, in part, he believes his constituents know he is working to increase access to and decrease costs of health care. He goes on to explain what he does and doesn't support.
Congressman Will Hurd represents Texas’ 23rd district, one of the largest congressional districts in the country spanning over 800 miles of the border. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss cybersecurity, his work on counterterrorism in special operations overseas, and the current issues surrounding race in our culture.
Congressional Democrats and immigrant rights groups say a new list of border security priorities from the Trump administration are inhumane and serve more as a ransom note than legitimate policy suggestions.
The White House released the list of priorities Sunday night, stating that it would only consider legislation aimed at turning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, into law if lawmakers approve funding for a border wall and other sweeping measures — including a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities.
La Patrulla Fronteriza comenzará este mes aquí la prueba de varias naves no tripuladas que patrullarán zonas peligrosas y áreas inaccesibles para sus vehículos, informó la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP).
Las pruebas se realizarán en tres sectores comenzando con Tucson –Arizona–, seguido del Valle del Río Grande y El Paso, –en Texas–. De la misma manera, se continuarán los vuelos en el área de Swanton, Vermont.
Legisladores demócratas de Estados Unidos se rebelaron hoy ante la dura propuesta migratoria que el presidente Donald Trump envió el domingo al Congreso y en la que condiciona una solución para los "soñadores" con la construcción del muro con México.
La propuesta ha generado un gran malestar entre los demócratas y algunos hoy amenazaron con boicotear cualquier propuesta legislativa de Trump si sigue adelante con su plan migratorio.