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.