Skip to comments.[South Texas:]Local police chief says illegal immigration is on the rise
Posted on 01/03/2013 10:46:16 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
The problem is not going away.
"Most of them have people here or they're just trying to make it over here so they can start making a better living for themselves," La Joya Police Chief Julian Gutierrez told Action 4 News.
No matter how many miles of border fence is erectedit seems nothing will stop the thousands of immigrants, crossing our border illegally, from continuing their journey.
"A lot of times we talk to them and ask them why they're coming here, Gutierrez explained. They say they're coming for the 'American Dream.' I always tell them that they're here illegally---how do they expect to find work? They always say it's a lot better than their country.
Usually, this time of year, many immigrants will head back home to spend a few months with their families.
Come the end of January they make the journey back into the U.S.
But this year is different, Gutierrez said.
It seems were seeing more people coming across and in bigger groups.
Gutierrez said they are doing what they can to curb this growing problem.
They have stepped up patrol and are making sure those abandoned home in the city are monitored.
"We're seeing that a lot of houses that we used to go to are boarded up or they have them fixed up to look like someone is living in them, Gutierrez said. That's a big plus."
But still, immigrants continue to push through.
It is something Gutierrez does not foresee stopping anytime soon.
They have to get here in time for “immigration reform.”
Not as long as there is no penalty, and they get free stuff. Duhh!
They probably sense that AMNESTY is on its way.
Free enchilada pie! (and cell phones).
That's not right. They have to come back at the FIRST of January to get the kids back in school after the holidays.
That is a true evaluation “bgill.” on our dime.I do not begrudge the children for this but, for crying out loud, we have to put out money to support the parents too. They have the advantage of food stamps, welfare office,deductions on income taxes...the whole ball of wax that comes outa my pocket. The politicians are to blame,...no one else. 535 people in Congress that control your and my money. Vote them out? No! they are thicker than flies on cow hocky w/ all the free programs...they go back to Mexico w/ their tax return sent to their home in Mexico or local residence here in the states. There is something wrong w/that picture. Our government people are the ones that need to Die...but it will never happen unless they do.It’s gonna be the American people in mass that have to take care of this and I don’t see any other way to take care of this. I hope a for a war here in America to fertilze the soil once again w/the blood of Patriots against the US government....according to the USConstitution as it was written. Tomorrow at daybreak would be a good time for me.