The Border Patrol detains dozens of illegal immigrants in one day (PHOTOS)

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  • Dozens of illegal immigrants were detained by the Border Patrol
  • The undocumented immigrants were in a cargo truck
  • The truck was halted due to a traffic offense

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants. Agents of the Border Patrol detained dozens of undocumented immigrants in the Laredo, Texas area through several operations. The arrests occur in a context of a national debate in the United States, which claims that there is a humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the country, adjacent to Mexico, due to the waves of people seeking to cross.

The most recent operation was carried out by Border Patrol agents on Monday night, April 5, 2021, when officials stopped a cargo truck at the request of patrolmen from the United Independent School District Police Department (UISD-PD) in Laredo, Texas.

The Border Patrol captures dozens of illegal immigrants

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants
A total of 63 immigrants were discovered inside a cargo truck (PHOTO Border Patrol)

The UISD-BP patrollers stopped a cargo truck due to a lack of traffic, it is not detailed in the case documents where exactly the events took place, and the officer who stopped the vehicle heard noises inside the closed box of the truck. load. Suspecting that there were people inside, the officer called federal agents.

Several Border Patrol officers arrived at the place where the officer had detained the cargo truck and ordered the driver to open the doors of the box due to the alleged commission of a crime. The man, whose identity is not disclosed, complied with the order and opened his truck.

The truck with its load of immigrants

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants

Inside the vehicle, Border Patrol agents discovered 63 undocumented immigrants, all males, who claimed to have crossed the United States border moments before being hidden inside the cargo truck.

However, Border Patrol agents in Laredo not only found the undocumented in the truck, since in the vehicle the feds discovered a bag with white powder hidden among the men. Chemical tests at the site found the powder to be methamphetamine, a drug in the opioid family.

Detainees are turned over to ICE

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants
PHOTO Border Patrol

The truck driver was arrested on charges of alleged trafficking in illegal immigrants and drug trafficking. The 63 men were referred to the Immigration and Customs Control Service (ICE), to face their identification process and then their criminal process for entering the United States without authorization.

However, Border Patrol agents had a busy Monday, April 5, 2021. Hours before attending to the report of the undocumented immigrants in the truck, other officers made an arrest of dozens of people in the mountainous areas of southeast Texas and had to search for them on horseback.

The Border Patrol and the horse chase

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants
PHOTO Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents, riding through a rural area around Laredo, spotted fresh tracks of several people walking north along a hidden trail that came from the Rio Grande. The agents by means of radios requested the support of a helicopter and all-terrain cars to tour the area.

Based on his experience, one of the agents, his name is not detailed in the documents of the case, determined that the people had separated into two groups and some were walking to the northeast and others to the northwest. Border Patrol officers on horseback galloped down the trails where the tracks ran.

Undocumented immigrants hiding on a ranch

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants
PHOTO Border Patrol

After a short chase, Border Patrol agents reached the two groups entering the United States inside a privately owned ranch and captured 23 people southeast of the Laredo metropolitan area.

In the group of 23 undocumented immigrants, Border Patrol agents reported that there were men, adults and youth, children and women. All were made available to ICE for the group to face its legal process before the immigration authorities.

The moving train and the immigrants

PHOTO Border Patrol

The capture of the undocumented immigrants who were walking through the ranch on the outskirts of Laredo was not the only one that Border Patrol officials had to do in a rural area that Monday, April 5, 2021. A report arrived that same day, It is not detailed who made the report, of several people jumping towards a moving train.

Several Border Patrol agents were dispatched to the railroad tracks and stopped a freight train heading northeast with several wagons loaded with merchandise. Upon checking the wagons, officers found 37 people hiding at the bottom of a grain haulage gondola.

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants: they discover in wagons

PHOTO Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents managed to stop the train outside the town of Hebbronville, in Jim Hogg County, east of the Laredo metropolitan area, heading for Corpus Christi. The 37 undocumented immigrants who were detained on the train were also turned over to ICE officers.

The massive exodus of immigrants in the Laredo, Texas area on Monday, April 5, 2021, is just one link in what many analysts, politicians and researchers consider to be a humanitarian crisis that has put the administration in a dilemma. President Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants

PHOTO Border Patrol

Cecilia Muñoz, who worked as director of President Barack Obama’s National Policy Council, assured the network National Public Radio (NPR) on the same Monday, April 5, as the humanitarian crisis of immigration at the border and that must be solved and that it is a problem that extends beyond the border.

“This is a refugee crisis in our hemisphere, and you will never be able to fix a refugee crisis with the measures we take at the border,” Muñoz said in an NPR interview and assured that until the United States addresses the crisis in Central America that is causing people fleeing their countries will not solve the border situation.

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants

PHOTO Border Patrol

Cecilia Muñoz, who currently works with the organization New America, a public policy analysis group based in Washington DC, assured that it is “tremendously important” that President Biden has asked Vice President Kamala Harris to coordinate conversations with leaders of Central American countries.

“It is tremendously important that the President (Joe Biden) has asked President Harris to lead the conversation with the countries of the northern triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala), where do people come from, what plans do they have for… help people, ”said Cecilia Muñoz.

Border Patrol detains illegal immigrants

PHOTO Border Patrol

Cecilia Muñoz, daughter of immigrants from Bolivia in Michigan, explained that the United States government lost “four years of progress and momentum, but the sooner we start, and the Biden administration is starting, the sooner we can handle this problem and its roots, which is really the way you solve it. ”

Cecilia Muñoz’s analysis focuses on a single sentence when she explained that “you cannot fix it at the border” and explains that “long-term progress cannot be assured over the course of one or two years… we are seeing the effects of not fix our own immigration laws for a long period of time ”he details.

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