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McAllen, Texas is located in Hidalgo County. Zip codes in McAllen, TX include 78503, 78502, and 78505. The median home price in McAllen is $175,000. More McAllen information.

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3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Border crisis presents cruelty's many sides

Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | KWTX

Texas Woman Used Bingo Cash To Buy Assault Rifles

Yadira Garcia, 35, of Alamo, could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in federal prison after she was convicted of lying on purchase records for five assault rifles she says she used bingo winnings to pay for.

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7 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Texan claimed bingo cash paid for assault rifles

A South Texas woman who says she used bingo winnings to buy five assault rifles has been convicted of lying on the purchase records.

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11 hrs ago | CBS News

House Republicans unveil plan to tackle border crisis

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed.

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12 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

For Immigrants In This Texas Valley, Being Undocumented Means Never Leaving Town

The recent detention of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-advocate, Jose Antonio Vargas, in the border down of McAllen, Texas, made clear that border patrol agents remain indiscriminate in arresting undocumented immigrants.

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13 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Unaccompanied children are the focus of L.A. annual immigrant's Mass

Worshippers line up to see the relic of Santo Toribio, the saint of immigrants, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in downtown Los Angeles after an annual celebration for immigrants on Sunday.

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17 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

General: Guard to take observation role at border

McALLEN, Texas Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Secretary Johnson announces 192 criminal arrests in ongoing ICE...

As part of the U.S. Government's aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... (more)

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Chron

Around the area & state:

Two police officers in South Texas were shot Tuesday while serving a warrant and the suspected shooter was barricaded inside a house, authorities said.

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ABC News

2 South Texas Police Officers Shot Serving Warrant

Authorities say two police officers in South Texas have been shot and the suspected shooter has barricaded himself inside a house.

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MySanAntonio.com

Archbishop: treat immigrant children with "traditional American compassion"

San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller smiles while talking to the media prior to visiting patients at Children's Hospital Monday afternoon.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Texas Frustrated Land Has Become Highway for Illegal Immigrants

On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said it's time to send in the National Guard. He's authorizing the deployment of 1,000 troops to his state's border with Mexico to bolster security.

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Anchorage Daily News

Alaska senators weigh in on unaccompanied minors crisis at US-Mexico border

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation's ongoing immigration crisis, as part of what she described as an "eye-opening" trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October.

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Tyler Morning Telegraph

Rep. Simpson back from Valley tour

Courtesy State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, stands between two Border Patrol agents while touring Del rio Customs and Border Protection station and detention center State Representative David Simpson, R-Longview, has returned from a weeklong tour of the Rio Grande Valley, investigating the state of the border and discussing measures in response ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Honduran teens struggle to find new life in Austin

Local nonprofits say they have started to feel the effect of the many children showing up at the Texas border.

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TheBlaze.com

'Horrifying': Glenn Beck Says the Government Is...

Glenn Beck on Monday said the U.S. government is committing "damn near crimes against humanity" on its southern border, exposing tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children to brutality at the hands of drug cartels by failing to enforce our immigration laws.

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Washington Times

BROUN: Bordering on a policy failure

This month, I met a Guatemalan woman who spent $28,000 to get herself and each of her three young granddaughters into the United States through illegal means.

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Glenn Beck

Glenn: If we want the government to do less, we must do more

On Saturday, Glenn and Mercury One traveled to the border town of McAllen, Texas to distribute some $2 million worth of aid to local charities and churches.

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McClatchy

Sheriffs question Perry move to send National Guard troops to border

But sheriffs along the border said they have not been consulted and question the wisdom of sending military personnel who are not authorized to stop, question or arrest anyone.

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Glenn Beck

'It is a horrifying place to be': Glenn reflects on his visit to the Rio Grande River with Louie Gohmert

Before the sun had even risen on Saturday, Congressman Louie Gohmert took Glenn to the border in McAllen, Texas.

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