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Brownsville Bishop Flores warns Sec. of State Kerry of an ‘unfolding disaster’ on South Texas-Mexico border

By Raul de la Cruz
Rio Grande Guardian

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Expanding on comments he made to Rio Grande Valley reporters at the San Juan Basilica on World Communications Day, Bishop Daniel E. Flores has sent a powerful letter to Secretary of State John Kerry about the corrosive impact of drug cartel activity.

In his letter, Flores urges the the U.S. government, in conjunction with its Mexican counterparts to “reevaluate” how it is addressing an “unfolding disaster” on the South Texas-Mexican border.

Flores said he joins Congressman Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, in urging “reconsideration” of U.S. deportation policy “so as to take into account the reality that the cartels are co-opting the very people fleeing their influence, often forcing them to cooperate with their plans, or face death for themselves or their families.”

Vela has also written to Kerry, letting him know…

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