I can’t say I’m surprised in the least that this is happening. Career criminals do have to learn how to manipulate things or outmaneuver the authorities if they want to last longer than a few weekends. The caravan has drawn a whole lot of attention, and illegal entries have skyrocketed to the east and south along the Texas border.
More from The Daily Caller:
With Americans focused on the migrant caravan parked along the California border with Tijuana, illegal immigrants are streaming into the U.S. via Texas.
As The Associated Press reports, U.S. Border Patrol agents detained 1,900 illegal refugees trying to enter the Rio Grande Valley — last weekend alone. The border patrol is catching about 680 people a day, far more than the 145 illegal immigrants it is arresting across the border from Tijuana, according to the AP report.
The Rio Grande, along the Texas-Mexico border in Big Bend national park. (Shutterstock/ T photography)
However, there may be far-reaching consequences to immigration policy as a result of the migrant caravan saga. The Trump administration is challenging a federal justice who said it was unconstitutional to deny illegal immigrants a refugee hearing and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has emphasized the presence of criminals among the migrants.
Border Patrol officer Raul Ortiz, who is acting head of the Rio Grande Valley sector, told AP that only about 12 of the illegal immigrants caught recently have said they belonged to the migrant caravan. The region is the busiest illegal border crossing in the U.S., with border agents stopping more than 50,000 would-be refugees last October alone, according to the AP.
Many of the asylum seekers reportedly arrive at the location with human smugglers who extort thousands of dollars for each member of their human cargo.
Due to “the amount of energy” consumed with human smuggling that Ortiz says the guards are finding fewer drugs.
Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, told AP that she supervises a shelter that is responsible for feeding and clothing 100 to 200 families every day.
“People are coming in great numbers, and they haven’t stopped,” she said.
Source: The Daily Caller
I can’t help but make another parallel here. Democrats are also great at creating a distraction by making a whole bunch of noise to distract us from an end run they’re trying to pull. Maybe that’s why illegals are also so willing to vote for them. They understand each other perfectly. It’s all about hoodwinking an unsuspecting victim to fall for another session of highway robbery.
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