WHY IS THERE A HUGE SURGE IN ILLEGAL ALIEN BORDER CROSSINGS?

The illegal alien family units are coming in large numbers. It’s a second wave of illegals who hope to “pass”. The huge surge is due to word getting back that it’s safe to “pass”. Here’s a quote from a Honduran illegal who came over the border successfully:

Elsa: I didn’t know if he could cross with my daughter or with a male. They told me that it would be easier if I crossed.
Reporter: Why?
Elsa: I don’t know. a lot of people say if a woman crosses with a boy, they’ll let them pass. but I didn’t know that a man could pass, that a male could pass with a baby and now that I came, on my journey, I saw men pass with babies.

Elsa confirmed she is going to tell her husband to make the journey to the U.S.

Remember this? A year ago we had the first wave of illegals. Here’s Charlie LeDuff with the best ever video of first-hand border crossing and what the cost is to us: 700 BILLION DOLLARS SINCE 9/11! FLASHBACK VIDEO:

Border Patrol agents confirmed they have seen a slight increase in the number of people illegally crossing the border.

Along the Rio Grande River, anticipation begins to set in for Border Patrol agents for the possibility of a second wave. “We’re planning. You know, the Border Patrol is certainly planning,” Rio Grande Valley Acting Sector Chief Raul Ortiz said.

They said they’re still well below last year’s surge. Apprehensions are 48 percent lower than last fiscal year. “We’ve apprehended about 118,000 people this year,” Ortiz said. “Yet, we’re still the busiest sector in the country.”

Border Patrol is catching about 3,100 people a week. Federal authorities also confirmed holding cells are still well below capacity.

“We’ve seen a little bit of a spike a couple of days out the week,” Ortiz said. However, agents in the Rio Grande Valley said it’s not a big enough uptick to become a trend.

Volunteers at Sacred Heart Church said they too are seeing the same slight increase. About 100 families are showing up for help after they were caught and released at the border.

“In the last three weeks or so, we’ve had about 10 days that we’ve gone over 100 people a day,” Eli Fernandez, director of Sacred Heart Church Immigrant Respite Center, said.

TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO COMMENT FROM LOCAL REPORTER AND ILLEGAL ALIEN NAMED ELSA:

Some women and children are still being sent to detention centers tonight. others– are being released at valley bus stations.
A Honduran woman named “Elsa” was just caught at the border. She and her 15-year old son were released today. “Elsa’s” husband and daughter stayed back in Honduras.
She explained why:

Elsa: I didn’t know if he could cross with my daughter or with a male. They told me that it would be easier if I crossed.
Reporter: Why?
Elsa: I don’t know. a lot of people say if a woman crosses with a boy, they’ll let them pass. but I didn’t know that a man could pass, that a male could pass with a baby and now that I came, on my journey, I saw men pass with babies.

Elsa confirmed she is going to tell her husband to make the journey to the U.S.

REPORTER DISCUSSES THE SECOND WAVE OF ILLEGALS:

Along the river, anticipation builds. The border patrol is certainly planning for the possibility of a second wave. The numbers are down and we’ve apprehended about 118,000 people this year, yet, we’re still the busiest sector in the country.
Border patrol is catching about 31,000 people a week. Holding cells are not nearly full but lately, we’ve seen a little bit of a spike a couple of days out of the week.  It’s not enough of an uptick to cause alarm but close to 130 one day.  In the last three weeks or so, we’ve had about 10 days that we’ve gone over 100 people a day.

At Sacred Heart we have seen a pretty good size increase of people coming through. The families released by the feds… Honduras. El Salvador and Guatemala are the most prevalent countries. These are family units that come in. It’s either a mom or a dad with children. we are getting a lot more people than we were seeing earlier this year.

More than likely the numbers will probably go up as word gets out, the families will talk to another family back home.

LINK TO VIDEO: KRGV


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