Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas says Biden administration needs a clear plan | USA TODAY

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Published on 7 May 2021, 23:56
Rep. Henry Cuellar says the Biden administration should listen more and offer more to border communities like his while shaping immigration policy.

The 65-year-old congressman lamented the issues  in his community as an increased number of migrant children, families and adults make their way to the U.S.-Mexican border. Cartels recruit American teenagers to help smuggle people into the USA, ranch property is destroyed, and migrants are replacing drugs as the newest and most valuable smuggling commodity, he said.

“In Laredo, you have people that are trying to evade, single male adults, you got stash houses, you got people that are being crammed in the 18-wheelers,” he said during an interview with USA TODAY. “So a lot of times, people only see the one that pulls at our heart, and that is the unaccompanied kids and the family. But what about the darker side? There is a darker side.”

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