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After six years of steep declines across the Southwest, illegal crossings have soared in South Texas while remaining low elsewhere. The Border Patrol made more than 90,700 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley in the past six months, a 69 percent increase over last year.
The migrants are no longer primarily Mexican laborers. Instead they are Central Americans, including many families with small children and youngsters without their parents, who risk a danger-filled journey across Mexico. Driven out by deepening poverty but also by rampant gang violence, increasing numbers of migrants caught here seek asylum, setting off lengthy legal procedures to determine whether they qualify.
For USA Today, Alan Gomez wrote this week that “there is growing consensus that changes in the economies of Latin America and the U.S. are creating the perfect climate for another wave of undocumented immigrants racing north.”
With detention facilities, asylum offices and immigration courts overwhelmed, enough migrants have been released temporarily in the United States that back home in Central America people have heard that those who make it to American soil have a good chance of staying.
“Word has gotten out that we’re giving people permission and walking them out the door,” said Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent who is vice president of the local of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents’ union. “So they’re coming across in droves.”
How can you blame these people for simply moving to somewhere where there are better opportunities. Getting into the us the legal way isn't cheap, nor is it fair. How can you blame these people only wanting to do better for themselves?
I think you should vent that frustration at your government, who has been doing everything within their power to use you and every other citizen of this country to fund agendas contradicting to those of the people paying for them.
reply to post by HanzHenry
Why do there have to be Americans? Why do there have to be Immigrants? Are we not all just humans? Why do you act like these people are monsters, when had they have been born a couple hundred miles north you might have befriended them?
All they are doing is trying to better their life....
How is them moving their person a crime? Stealing something is a crime. Someone saying, oh, Id like to move here where there are better opportunities is not committing a crime in my opinion.
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Why I'm replying to you sir? I'd like to ask, how's Colorado doing since the legalization? Maybe nationwide such a change would lower the cartel induced violence. -
hmm, you'd think they'd just stop and live right there. right by a water source. look at the pic.