Immigration: What’s Really Going on in the Rio Grande Valley

Posted: July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Can we say ‘ Jim Darling For President’? I don’t even care if he’s Republican. He’s a decent human being and I like that!

Say It Ain't So Already

Here is a letter (dated June 30, 2014) to the editor of the Texas Tribune from the mayor of McAllen, Texas, Jim Darling.  He sounds like a lovely man:

McAllen texas via wikipedia (Image via Wikipedia)

What’s Really Happening on the Border

The city of McAllen — grappling with the humanitarian effort brought about by the influx of thousands of immigrant families and unaccompanied youth into the country this year — has found itself at the center of an extraordinary immigration situation.

Our city is working with the U.S. Border Patrol, Hidalgo County, nongovernmental organizations like Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army, and dozens of volunteers to provide modest humanitarian relief to these immigrants, most of whom are from Central America.

After an arduous journey, many (but not all) of these migrants are detained and processed by the Border Patrol. “Family units,” mostly women with young children, are dropped off at the McAllen bus station…

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