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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 | Time

What I Saw at the Border

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared recently at the Aspen Security Forum.

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7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Woman sues border agent accused of assault

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights.

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9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Mixed emotions for unaccompanied illegal minors

The U.S. government will open a 55,000 square foot processing center in McAllen, Texas July 20 to temporarily house unaccompanied illegal children.

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14 hrs ago | Wise County Messenger Online

Governor orders deployment of guard to border

Tensions continued last week concerning the tens of thousands of Central Americans - primarily unaccompanied minors and women with small children - who cross into the Lone Star State, without documentation, to escape violence and poverty in their own countries.Those intercepted by the authorities are moved to detention facilities and processed ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | KLTV Tyler

East Texas State Representative talks border crisis

The topic might be as complex as it is controversial. Texas state Representative David Simpson says that controversy has taken on more of a human face, after he spent several days touring the Mexico-U.S. border.

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22 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in USProposed West Texas ...

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/29/12680196/ CLINT, Texas - Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than a third of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, the same situation as 10 years ago, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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The Village Voice

Mala Hierba Straddles Two Worlds You Wouldn't Want to Live In

McAllen, Texas, sits in the Rio Grande Valley at a crossroads of fates. Desperate migrants fleeing murderous drug wars arrive on the threshold of salvation.

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The Daily Breeze

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

McALLEN, Texas >> For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings.

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The Hill

Rep. Castro slams Perry over border

Rep. Joaquin Castro sent a letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday saying his decision to send the National Guard to the border was "rooted in politics" accusing him of misrepresenting the area's safety.

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KOAT-TV

1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'

An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Breitbart.com

REPORT: TX Sheriff's Office Took Bribes from Mexican Drug Lords

MCALLEN, Texas-Accusations about Mexican drug traffickers receiving favors from Texas cops and rampant bribery were made by a former sheriff's commander during the sentencing of another high ranking member in one of South Texas' largest law enforcement agencies.

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Rodizio Grill to Open Its First Location in McAllen, TX

Rodizio Grill, America's First Brazilian Steakhouse, is opening its second location in Texas and its first in the McAllen border city.

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KUT-FM Austin

Migrant Children Have State, Federal Foster Care Competing for Parents

On June 24, 2014, volunteers gather at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities have a makeshift shelter to help handle the surge of immigrants who have crossed into the U.S. in recent weeks.

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Breitbart.com

TX Grassroots Leaders Demand Action After Breitbart Border Tour

MCALLEN, Texas-Breitbart Texas invited a team of Texas grassroots leaders to tour the Texas-Mexico border.

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Breitbart.com

Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Enter Texas Through Mexico

MCALLEN, Texas-A single group of illegal aliens entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend included foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, according to the National Border Patrol Council .

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ThinkProgress

At The Border, Migrant Crisis Tests Whether Politicians Can Translate Compassion Into Action

Outside a sterile City Hall fringed by the town's historical artifacts, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling walks at a brisk pace with his communications director leading five paces ahead of him.

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Common Dreams

Sacred Hearts, Sacred Lives: Children Crossing the Border

From July 13 to July 20, I drove a small truck from Minneapolis, Minnesota down to McAllen, Texas.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Free Republic

Children crossing border: 'Obama will take care of us'

McALLEN, Texas - In an exclusive interview with WND and Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a 13-year Border Patrol veteran revealed many in the recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, are coming prepared to game the U.S. immigration system, even repeating the mantra, 'Obama will take care of us.'

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