Skip to comments.For the first time in a decade, immigration flow to South Texas greater than Arizona
Posted on 09/07/2013 5:40:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A costly game of cat and mouse unfolds nightly along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas. The number of immigrants crossing illegally there has doubled in the last four years, making it the busiest section along the Southwest border.
As night fell outside Mission, Texas in late August the Rio Grande looked deceivingly peaceful under the glimmer of a full moon.
Suddenly through a pair of night vision goggles, a Border Patrol agent spotted movement. He picked up his radio. Ey, can you tell whats on the raft, he said.
On the river ahead of him a mother and her two infant boys floated across on a raft. She scampered onto U.S. soil, but her taste of success was brief. She was apprehended and ended up in the back seat of a Border Patrol suburban.
The woman had traveled from Guatemala. She told the Border Patrol she was on her way to reunite with her husband in the United States. Her fate will now be a detention center and likely deportation.
This year, Border Patrol has detained nearly 200,000 people from Del Rio to Brownsville. While apprehensions across the southern border are at record lows, South Texas is the one spot where the numbers are rising again. We could apprehend anywhere between 100 and 200 a shift, said Mark Foster, a Border Patrol supervisor. On the weekend its very hard to get all the incursions dealt with, with the manpower that we have.
In response to the increased traffic the Border Patrol is shifting more manpower and resources, like night vision technology and mobile towers, to South Texas. By the end of this year the Rio Grande Valley Sector expects to have 600 more agents.
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Isn’t that wonderful. /sarc
Better in TX than in AZ!
Her fate will now be a detention center and likely deportation..I will believe this when I see it.In the Valley they have border agents chasing illegals often in stolen cars or trucks until they crash,roll over, some are killed or injuried,stash houses are very common there as well.The beat goes on and on and on
It won’t stop until congress gets serious about protecting this country. That won’t happen as long as there are sell outs like McCain, Flake and Graham in the senate.
Texas will be a blue state within a decade.
“Texas will be a blue state within a decade.”
Not true - Republican numbers are up and keep going up and Democrat numbers aren’t and the Republican number increases are Hispanics. Texas Republican Party bringing in Hispanics in large numbers.
Teas won’t be blue.
They’re actively working to turn Texas blue.
The states in response to this, and in response to all the minorities being bunched intentionally into the population centers should end winner take all in the electoral college.
And if amnesty passes this fall we get 30 to 50 million new immigrants from the third world in the next 20 years....how’s that going to work out for Texas ?
Crossing the desert this time of year is just deadly.
A little known trivia bit is that some 300 illegal crossers die out in that desert on average every year.
They can’t wait to turn Texas into California.
Watch out folks!
Not if you live in Texas like I do.
Texas has more fight than California ever did. So, the transformation of Texas is no sure thing.
“And if amnesty passes this fall we get 30 to 50 million new immigrants from the third world in the next 20 years....”
People who immigrate from the third world appear to prefer Florida, New York City, and California.
It’s a numbers game. It’s basic demography. I have no doubt that Texas will hold out....for now, but the numbers coming in are overwhelming.
SB 1070 + Sheriff Joe have made Arizona a far less comfortable place for illegal invaders.
They are all yours ... you are welcome to them.
Texas need to pass some Arizona-style laws to discourage the illegal aliens.
The plan is to turn Texas BLUE
No it is not hoss
Texas goes progressive
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