An astounding spike was observed in the number of illegal immigrants at the remote area of the US-Mexico border.
The Border Patrol stated that an approximately 136% increase was seen in illegal immigration throughout the barren and rough terrains areas of the US-Mexico border.
“Not worth your life” is what the Border Patrol officials are trying to communicate with these illegal immigrants as the barren stretch has very little water and is miles and miles away from proper civilization.
Border Patrol stated that “it has seen a lot more apprehensions in the barren area than ever before.” The Border Patrol referred to the ‘big bend sector’ which covers almost all of Oklahoma, parts of West Texas, and the panhandle area of Texas.
The area is extremely dry and hot in the summer and the winters are harsh, windy, and cold without sight of water.
“Harsh and unforgiving” is how the border patrol described the current conditions of the area which the illegal immigrants would be facing trying to enter the souls of the United States of America.
Jose Aleman, a patrol agent who is in charge of Van Horn station said that “he found 3 backpacks full of food and survival kits, and water but no one to own them.”
“A trash bag to try to hide themselves at night,” Aleman said. “Water is cold, so it’s been here since last night, so they got picked up last night or early this morning.”
The human traffickers misguide the illegal immigrants that the trip will last them merely two days in the interstate area but the reality is different.
“You’re talking about maybe 10, 12 days to make it to that location. Again, you can only carry so much water,” Aleman said.
“Not only does it detect illicit activity that’s happening, but it also helps us rescue people because some of these folks that are out here are abandoned,” Aleman said. “They’re out here by themselves.”
The Big Bend sector covers approximately 517 miles across the US- Mexico border.
“What we’re experiencing right now is unprecedented for the Big Bend Sector,” said Matthew Roggow, deputy chief patrol agent of this sector.