WASHINGTON, DC – Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley means worry all across Texas.
Some believe game wardens are smuggling more illegal immigrants from Mexico and destroying the rafts used to carry them over.
This comes in the wake of shots fired from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River, to send a message to fish and wildlife agents on the Texas-Mexico border.
The alleged shootings are believed to be the second within two weeks in the area known as Zone 9.
All of this, as the immigration crisis debate flares tension in Washington.
According to the U.S. Border Patrol there have been just over 20,000 unaccompanied juvenile immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley alone last year.
As of today, there are more than 47,000 unaccompanied immigrant minors are detained in U.S. custody and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection predicts that number to reach 90,000 by the end of September.
Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul states, “I am very concerned that this recent surge is weakening our border security efforts here at home.”
Capitol Hill will have a lot to say about the fate of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children.
Where will these minors go?