U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar visits with migrant families

Cuellar, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia hold news conference

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia held a news conference Thursday following a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Democratic lawmakers took a helicopter and boat tour of the border with Customs and Border Protection and visited the World Trade Bridge to meet with local and federal officials to discuss cross-border international trade.

Cuellar and Manchin also visited the Holding Institute to meet with migrant families and see the impact of the influx of immigrants on the border community.

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