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Illegal Immigration Taxing Deputy Constables
KRGV ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | KRGV

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

HIDALGO COUNTY - A spike in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border at Anzalduas Park is putting a strain on Hidalgo County Precinct 3 deputy constables.

Arresting illegal immigrants is not part of their assigned duties, but they're doing it to keep the park safe, officials said.

Officials said the park has become a hot spot for illegal crossings. The spike in crossings forced the constable's office to reassign deputies to confront and detain immigrants until federal agents arrive.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS captured video of seven illegal immigrants, including four children, on a raft. They were making their way from Mexico to the United States.

The immigrants could see the lawman on the U.S. side. Still, the group crossed the river and landed at Anzalduas Park. They approached the deputy constable and surrendered.

"We've seen just a drastic change in the number of aliens that are coming across," Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable Sgt. Dan Broyles.

"They come across on rafts. They have no regard for our presence or our authority or Border Patrol," Broyles said.

Broyles said their primary focus is the safety of those who enter Anzalduas Park legally.

Broyles said they never imagined the constable's office would have to deal with illegal-immigrant crossings.

"It's taking away from our primary duties. Our deputy spends more time now making sure that these suspected aliens are contained in a certain area where Border Patrol can apprehend and confirm their citizenship," Broyles said.

Broyles said there are safety risks for the deputies and park visitors.

"We don't know what they're capable of. It's an obvious officer-safety problem. If there is a violent issue it pertains to the safety of the patrons of our park," Broyles said.

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TOPICS: Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; mexico; texas
Everybody in Mexico has heard low level threats will be released and they are flooding the borders.And the sight of law enforcement no longer poses any threat to them.They go right to them .( video of crossing included at link )
1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Until federal agents arrive!! HA HA HA!

2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:45:51 PM PDT by Forrestfire ("If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." Gen. George Patton)
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To: moonshinner_09

Just have to cross the finish line before the whistle blows. The head of the constabulary needs to call the BP sector chief and ask why they don’t have constant presence in the park.

3 posted on 03/27/2014 9:58:16 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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