Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Border Patrol Agents See Signs of New Surge of Unaccompanied Children

2015 could see a repeat of last year's wave of undocumented minors
Last summer, the Southern US border was overwhelmed with undocumented children and young adults from Central America, unaccompanied by any adults. Recently, there have been signs that the surge of 2014 will be repeated this year.
"In the past few weeks, numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units have begun soaring again, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the organization that represents nearly 17,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents," Breitbart News reported.
“This is starting to resemble the summer border surge of 2014,” said Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera. “We are not nearly at the numbers we were last year, but it looks like we are in the opening stages. We had two groups equal a little over 70 in one hour today. These were women and children. We’ve also seen a lot of children traveling alone.”
Cabrera said that many of these children and women were seeking out Border Patrol agents and turning themselves in. “When the women and children start seeking out agents, we know there is word spreading in their home countries that they can come and be set free,” he said.
Meanwhile, other border concerns have not diminished. A Border Patrol helicopter was fired upon Friday while flying in a known high drug traffic area near the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas.
"Several shots, which came from the Mexican side of the border, struck the helicopter at about 5 p.m. local time. The rounds penetrated the aircraft, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to the National Border Patrol Council. Brandon Judd, NBPC president, sadi that drug cartels and human smugglers are becoming more aggressive.
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