Cuellar opposes border wall, but still talks to pro-wall groups


During an address he gave on the House floor regarding his opposition to fund President Trump’s border wall, Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar (D) stated that “the president keeps focusing on a 14th century solution to a 21st century problem that we have.”

Cuellar recently proposed a bill that would redirect the $5 billion to fund the border wall to “more effective border security items, such as increased personnel, technology, and equipment,” but his legislation was shot down by House Republicans.

But while he is standing firm with fellow Democrats in opposition to Trump’s border wall campaign promise, Rep. Cuellar is open to talk to groups that oppose his views on immigration reform and border wall security.

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Cuellar recently pushed out a picture of him posing with the conservative-minded Libre Initiative and Americans for Prosperity, two groups that oppose any kind of pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at


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