Illegal immigration is not only a risk for the American people and our economy, but it is also a dirty business for the person crossing illegally. These families that the left cares for so desperately are often mixed in with criminals. Women, children and men alike are abused, sexually assaulted and even killed. If the left really cared about immigrants, we would have had ‘stronger borders with a nice big door in it’. Let’s work on reforming our immigration process! Keep the criminals out, and save the American people along with the immigrant looking for a better life.
A recent Fox 7 feature is exposing the work life of U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley sector, a 1,254 mile stretch where they’re nabbing about 500 illegal immigrants flooding into the country each day.
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro told the news site the traffic crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico is unrelenting and impossible to contain, despite the fact that most border jumpers willingly comply with officers.
“McAllen station is actually the busiest station in the whole country for illegal entries,” Castro said. “It’s been a group, and then five minutes later another group, and then half an hour later you’ll see another one.”
Many pay smugglers to get them from Central America to the banks of the Rio Grande, where they’re ferried across in rafts into the hands of border patrol agents.
“The smuggler usually brings the raft up He’ll be sitting there with a raft and people are gathering and as soon as he has enough people, he’ll bring them across, go back, wait for another group, and bring them across,” she said. “We’re not a deterrent because they’re looking for us, so we can be standing there and he’ll still send them across.”
“They get process, they get to tell their story, they’re going to get to see an immigration judge at some point, they might be seeking asylum, there’s different reasons,” she said.
Castro said officers know they don’t catch many of the folks crossing, including criminals who exploit the heavy traffic or make their way undetected at night.
In September alone, police arrested two illegal immigrants in the Austin area for murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping, and both had been deported more than twice, according to the news site.
Castro took Fox 7 to a temporary holding facility in McAllen, Texas that’s currently housing 740 illegal immigrants, including 214 children who crossed alone, where Castro shared the stories of several immigrants who fled violence in Honduras, or gangs in El Salvador.