Border patrol agents say gang members are crossing our border illegally, turning themselves in and getting the green light into our country.
They are unaccompanied minors.
If they don’t have a criminal record inside the U.S., then they are processed as any other juvenile.
It doesn’t matter if they have tattoos or even admit they are gang members.
Not everyone wants a better life.
Border patrol agents say some teens crossing the border are hoping to grow their gang roots.
“They are confirmed either by tattoos or by self admission. But since they have no criminal record in the United States, and they happen to be minors, they’re reunited with their family in the U.S.,” said Border Patrol Union Representative, Chris Cabrera.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS reporter Erica Proffer asked Cabrera, “Does it concern you? Cabrera replied, “Yes, it does concern me because we have issues like that already in the United States. The last thing we want to do is start importing gang members.”