MCALLEN, TX – There’s another type of flood control going on in South Texas, and all along the nation’s southwestern border.
The Texas Department of Public Safety took these aerial shots of immigrants coming into Texas on inflatable rafts and on foot.
Border patrol agents say the immigrants are coming by the thousands from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Mothers come with young children, carrying with them nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Many of the new immigrants are unaccompanied children, some as young as 4-years-old, with just a note and a name pinned to their shirts.
One South Texas sheriff compared the scenes to what happened after Hurricane Katrina.
As charities, along with local, state, and federal agencies rush to provide food, water, clothing, and shelter, there are also questions of how this happened, and why.
Many of the immigrants say they are leaving behind crime and poverty, but now the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents is suggesting in a news release that this is not a humanitarian crisis, but a predictable, orchestrated, and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders.”
The group is not associated with the U.S. Border Patrol, which is too busy to worry about the politics of how this happened.
The fact is: they’re here, and they’re still coming, and someone needs to figure out pretty quickly how to make the best of a really bad situation.