In the past few weeks, the 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. “This is starting to resemble the summer border surge of 2014,” said Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera. He spoke to Breitbart Texas in his role as a NBPC spokesperson and representative.
“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,” said Agent Cabrera. “We’ve also seen a lot of children traveling alone.”
Agent Cabrera said that many of these children and women are simply turning themselves in again. He said they were seeking out Border Patrol agents instead of trying to avoid or elude them. “This is really the mark that indicates a coming crisis,” said Cabrera. “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.”
One year ago on June 5, 2014, Breitbart Texas published over 40 leaked images of women and minors being warehoused in U.S. Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grand Valley Sector of South Texas. The images shocked the nation. Both the federal government and the Texas state government assigned massive resources to the sector. Mexico followed suit and began stopping the flow from Central America internally, though they did not demonstrate an ability or willingness to invest in infrastructure to sustain the enforcement efforts.
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