The news people for a majority of media outlets slammed President Trump when he threatened Thursday to deploy U.S. military troops to the U.S.-Mexican border and close that border with Mexico to stop the immigrants from breaking American immigration laws.
On Twitter, Trump wrote that if Mexican officials are unable or unwilling to stop an “onslaught” of Central American migrants from reaching the U.S., “I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”
Meanwhile in Texas, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley are continuing to apprehend large groups of families and unaccompanied children from Mexico.
Monday evening saw Border Patrol agents deployed at the Weslaco station encounter a group of about 30 illegal aliens comprised of families and unaccompanied children from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
The illegal entrants into the United States claim they are seeking asylum as refugees to escape the crime and violence that plagues their homelands. Usually the Mexican border guards, military and police forces have taken a hard and brutal approach to protecting that nation’s own southern border, which translates into nightmarish stories of torture, robbery and executions by Mexican soldiers and police officers.
During the early morning hours, a crowd of 68 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents. The group was comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
“As the Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience an unprecedented flow of family units and unaccompanied children, the increase in identified fraud cases is extremely concerning,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. “The trend in these fraud cases is an effort by smugglers to exploit ongoing U.S. immigration policies and procedures. Agents have already discovered over 60 fraudulent cases in the first two weeks of the new fiscal year (July 2018),” added.Chief Padilla.
Being firm but friendly Border Patrol agents are processing the subjects accordingly.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”