From the Star Telegram:
A U.S. Border Patrol initiative to press charges against all illegal border crossers caught in a section of West Texas curtailed the number of crossings, officials said.
Under Operation Streamline II, the Border Patrol is working with other agencies to enforce a “zero-tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrants apprehended in the highly trafficked area of Eagle Pass. The border city is about 130 miles southwest of San Antonio.
“The message is to deter entry in the West Texas corridor,” said Hilario Leal, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector. “Anyone caught crossing, regardless of nationality, will be prosecuted for entry without inspection.”
In the first six weeks of the operation, 917 immigrants were prosecuted and sentenced to an average of 90 days in prison, Leal said.
This just goes to show if we put more boots on the ground, on the border, it will work. But it has to be the WHOLE border people. That means ALLOT more boots then we are currently getting. Add to that the wall and technology and I think we can finally get it under control.
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