posted on Jun, 10 2014 @ 09:31 PM
DALLAS, Texas (1080 KRLD) – “It’s certainly a critical situation,” says Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) “Because if you’re
just looking at the lower Rio Grande Valley we’re getting about 1,200 people a day. Over 70 percent of them are not from Mexico but from other
places and 300 to 400 of them are young people coming in without parents.”
Cuellar says the major influx of illegal immigrants is also putting a major strain on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Almost 40 percent
of the Border Patrol Agents are not at the border they’re actually filling out paperwork, transporting, feeding, moving these folks around. “
Another factor that’s increasing the amount of illegal immigrants trying to reach the border is a rumor among Central Americans that if they reach
the United States with young children they will get to stay.
“We’re facing a situation where the smuggling organizations know that if you send them to South Texas and they’re not Mexicans they’re from
other countries there going to be released after awhile.” says Cuellar.
So now we have border patrol agents at their desks instead of in the field
Though there is no change in the law for children or parents many Central Americans that enter the U.S. illegally with young children are simply being
freed with an order to appear before immigration authorities at a later time.
And as one might expect, very few show up and check in with immigration
Here we are, our government that is, claiming to be watchful of terrorists and scanning data/phone records on everyone and their uncle and all the
while, our borders are wide open for any one to enter
Kinda defeats the purpose IMO
edit on 10-6-2014 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)