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Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount
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Texas Democrat Michelle Vallejo wins congressional primary after recount

A recount in Texas has affirmed Democrat Michelle Vallejo as her party's nominee for a new congressional district that Republicans are aggressively targeting this November as they demonstrate new strength with Hispanic voters along the U.S.-Mexico border.Vallejo defeated Ruben Ramirez by 35 votes, according to results of a recount announced Friday by the Texas Democratic Party. Ramirez had requested the recount after trailing by just 20 votes in a May 24 runoff. FILE: Democratic congressional candidate Michelle Vallejo, of Texas. Michelle Vallejo campaign website The Associated Press had not previously called the race, pending the outcome of the recount. ...
U.S. Border Patrol migrant apprehensions reached record levels in May
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U.S. Border Patrol migrant apprehensions reached record levels in May

Border Patrol agents along the southern border recorded in May an all-time monthly high in apprehensions, processing migrants who entered the U.S. unlawfully over 222,000 times as part of a historic migration event, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistics released Wednesday show.May's tally of migrant arrests surpassed the previous monthly record U.S. Border Patrol set in March 2000, when the agency recorded just over 220,000 apprehensions, according to historical government data for the past two decades.U.S. authorities also reported processing another 17,000 unauthorized migrants at official border ports of entry, where the Biden administration has been admitting some asylum-seekers deemed to be vulnerable so they can continue their immigration proceedings inside the cou...