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On the Front Lines With Border Patrol in South Texas
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Ray Villeda

Posted on 07/24/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The stretch of land between Texas and Mexico is a long, bumpy ride for Border Patrol agents.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector covers land as big as the state of South Carolina and is monitored by more than 3,000 agents, along with Texas Game Wardens and Parks and Wildlife officials.

Together, they're working to prevent the flow of illegal migrants coming from Central America.

The Rio Grande serves as a natural divider, and from the American side you can see clear paths to the water. On the other side, beaten down brush shows where the illegal trek picks up again.

There's an even bigger telltale sign: children's clothing left near the riverbank.

In as few as three weeks, there will be more eyes and ears monitoring the border with National Guard troops on the way. Once they arrive, they will set up observational posts.

While they can't make arrests, the troops will hold on to those crossing the border for border agents.

"There's more manpower on the ground, so we can apprehend these immigrants when they come on north," said Border Patrol agent Joe Gutierrez.

Lately, the added agents are noticing a slowdown. Part of that, they believe, could be an increased media campaign telling Central Americans to stay in their countries, dissuading them from taking the illegal journey.

Gutierrez adds that traffic also tends to slow down at the height of the summer, because the temperatures are so high.

About 220,000 migrants have been captured in this sector alone, Gutierrez said, and less than a quarter of them were unaccompanied children.

Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger said she would like to get the immigrants processed in detention centers faster.

"I've been to those countries and we asked, 'Do you want your children back?' And they said, 'Absolutely.' So we work with them to get those children back safely, get back connected with family from their country of origin, but not keeping them here," Granger said.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion
1 posted on 07/24/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In one year that one Sector will have caught more illegals than the entire Border Patrol caught last year.

2 posted on 07/24/2014 10:52:30 AM PDT by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What he is considering is countermanding Perry’s orders to the Texas National Guard and Federally Nationalizing it so that he technically controls it. If/When he does this, they will become REMFs out of the fray and relegated to traffic control or some such.

3 posted on 07/24/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are told this a humanitarian crisis. These children must get out of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala for their own safety.

But they must come to the US. How many have Mexico taken in? They are right there in their country. How about surrounding Central American countries and South American countries? Has any one of them offered to help with this humanitarian crisis?

Nope, not a one. It is all a crock.

4 posted on 07/24/2014 11:08:34 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Jim Robinson

Maybe we need to seed the Grande with some gators and piranha.

Just a thought.

Last one in,, is last one in. ;-)


5 posted on 07/24/2014 11:18:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just remember that the federal government is providing these numbers. And even if they were trustworthy, these numbers are only the ones we caught.

6 posted on 07/24/2014 12:01:21 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The invasion of illegal immigrants is part of a strategy for packing the U.S. electorate with Democrat voters...

...and transforming the United States into a Third World Country that will be easily managed...

...will abolish the Constitution...

...and will elect power-hungry Democrat politicians to power for life.

Message to the gleeful and the unalarmed:

Imagine a Third World Dictatorship armed with the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

7 posted on 07/24/2014 12:47:58 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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