There are just a few reporters down at the border who bring us up close video of what’s going on there. One local news reporter has done an incredible job of bringing us shocking video of the crisis. Sydney Hernandez is a gem of a reporter who just visited a processing center to report back to America:
McAllen, Texas Central Processing Center is one of many processing centers that take illegals after they’ve been apprehended by Border Patrol agents. This is a stopping off point for 72 hours so they can be ‘processed.’
Local reporter Sydney Hernandez of Valley Central was given a tour of the Central Processing Center, CPC, where there are 2,400 illegals being held. They are at “capacity” according to Hernandez who has been bravely reporting from the border providing coverage that our mainstream media doesn’t.
ALARMING RISE IN “FAMILY UNITS:
The Border Patrol told Hernandez that said they are seeing an over 200% increase in family units.
MEN WITH CHILDREN:
There is evidence that innocent children are being used as pawns to cross the border. Because a family unit has a better chance of avoiding detention, children are being used by men to get through:
They request asylum at the border, and they know that they are unlikely to remain detained if they travel with a child. They also have a better shot at fending off deportation when they come with a child.
Our current law states that the government can only keep family units in the processing center for 72 hours. They are either transferred to a detention facility suitable for children or they are released. Because of the overflow, THOUSANDS OF DETAINED ILLEGALS ARE BEING RELEASED TO GO FREE EACH WEEK!
“We didn’t see this in the past, now we have men of the household traveling with a child, sometimes it is their child, but sometimes it isn’t,” said Agent Carmen Qualia, Acting Executive Officer for the Rio Grande Valley Sector.
#BORDERNEWS This morning, I was allowed rare access inside the McAllen Central Processing Center. There are over 2,400 immigrants currently inside. There's an over 200% increase in family units at CPC. It is jam packed and CBP says numbers are going up. https://t.co/Rf7O0CDjo7 pic.twitter.com/GLrDk9X86b
— Sydney Hernández (@SydneyHdzTV) April 3, 2019
At the CPC, illegals are fingerprinted, screened for disease, interviewed for criminal history, along with being fed and clothed.
They are inside large fenced locations within the CPC, to be able to see every aspect inside the processing center.
Family units were divided into two sections, mothers with children and fathers with children, some of these children are infants.
While many sleep, others await their interviews with the consulates from their country of origin.
For the country of Guatemala, there was a long line of about 25 men awaiting their turn to speak with a Guatemalan official.
Agents add they also see an increase in fraudulent documents.
During their time inside the processing center, which by policy should only by 72 hours, they are fed three meals a day, unlimited snacks and juice.
There are 36 showers available as well as restrooms.
Medical staff is on site 24-7 to ensure there is always a way to get medical attention if they need it.
The entire facility is monitored by cameras and the 120 Border Patrol agents.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK:
While Democrats continue to push for open borders, they ignore the cost to the American taxpayer. At this one processing center alone, they need double the money this year. Multiply that by all of the other processing centers, and it’s a huge price tag for the illegal alien processing.
The budget for the processing center is $12.5 million, but Agent Qualia said they have already reached that point and have asked for another $12.5 million to continue running it.
For the last 12 days, agents in the RGV have apprehended more than 1,000 people every day.
Tuesday alone, 1,2501 were apprehended.
A National Crisis!