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  • worf McAllen, TX
    Feb. 15, 2019 11:58 p.m.

    I have many friends that live in my area on both sides of the US Mexico border. Whether you are for or against a wall, please read the following which was published in a local McAllen, Tx paper from an interview with the new Border Patrol Chief. It states as follows: "In fiscal year 19 there has been an 84 percent increase in apprehensions compared to last year up to this point. The RGV sector accounts for 38 percent of all the marijuana that crosses into the US. There has been individuals taken into custody from over 40 countries." About half of the border in this sector has a wall. The other half does not. It is in the area where there is no wall that the majority of the illegal crossings occur.

    To say that there is not a crisis is an understatement. About one month ago 1,400 illegals were apprehended in a four day period. They all were crossing in western Hildalgo county where there is no wall. Again, the border patrol chief mentioned that people apprehended were coming from 40 different countries.

    The Border Patrol are the experts in this area. They are the ones dealing with this 24/7. Politicians need to listen to what they are saying and to stop the political arguing.