CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA'S ITINERARY FOR AUGUST 15TH & 16TH, 2012
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) will be speaking at several events in Hidalgo County including the groundbreaking ceremony for the McAllen VA Clinic and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals press conference both on Wednesday (Aug. 15th) and the Americorps Appreciation Luncheon with Texas A&M University (TAMU) -Colonias program on Thursday (Aug. 16th).
Congressman Hinojosa's itinerary:
Wednesday August 15, 2012:
12:00 Noon- 1:00 p.m.- Congressman Hinojosa is an invited speaker for the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic groundbreaking ceremony NE Corner of North McColl Rd & Hackberry Ave. McAllen, Texas.
“Our Veterans deserve the very best in health care services,” said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. “While this new outpatient clinic will provide Veterans in South Texas with state-of-the-art medical care, I continue to do all I can to bring a full service Veterans hospital in Deep South Texas.”
Wednesday August 15, 2012
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.- Congressman Hinojosa is an invited speaker at a press conference about President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DREAM Act) at the University of Texas-Pan American Student Union Building.
"Now with President Obama's Deferred Action Policy, those who meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "I want to encourage dreamers to learn as much as they can about this new policy and to stay away from scammers who offer to help them to apply for Deferred Action for a large fee.
Thursday August 16, 2012:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.- Congressman Hinojosa is the keynote speaker for the Americorps VISTA Appreciation Luncheon hosted by TAMU-Colonias Program at the Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Multipurpose Center in Alamo, 1429 S. Tower Rd.
Congressman Hinojosa will also present certificates to the promotoras who have completely their training classes. Promotoras are key to organizing outreach programs and methods to assist individuals and families who live in colonias on issues concerning health, education, youth and elderly programs, workforce and financial literacy. Their goals are to enhance the quality of life by increasing the residents' ability to become self-sufficient.
"We must continue to coordinate our efforts at the local, state and federal level to ensure we accomplish as much, if not more, over the years to increase and improve upon the colonias program," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa.