MCALLEN, Texas – Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are profiting from Donald Trump the dedication to build through the utilization of fear on his vow to crack in a boundary wall and to the bottom on illegal immigration fueling the recent rise in the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the local police.
The President-elect reiterated his commitment to build at a press conference on Wednesday, a “wall,” which, he claims, will curb illegal immigration, reduce gun violence and stopping drugs being smuggled into the country.
For now, however, the Obama administration’s indulgence, combined with worries about Trump, the procedure, as a contribution to a surge of crossings from California to Texas.
“There are certainly a percentage of people who believed that you beat the clock,” said Jose Villareal, chief of operations for the Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley sector.
On a recent ride along in South Texas, Cameron County Sheriff ‘ s Office Lieutenant Robert Rodriguez FoxNews.com said he has found that an increase in the flow of cross-border workers since Trump in the White house.
“I can said the feeling of fear,” Rodriguez. “You cut it with a knife.”
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Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Robert Rodriguez
He said: “We are seeing more and more people are crossing every day. … The cartels use people in fear.”
Rodriguez patrols a stretch of road that includes the southernmost tip of Texas. He saw smashed body floating lifeless at the bottom of the Rio Grande River and is no stranger to the sight of corpses of babies, men in their 80s are littered along the land. Some were shot and killed by drug barons, human traffickers and cartel members, while others were abandoned by their “coyotes” – paid guides to take you across the border.
He says, moving people across the border is a game of high-stakes shell to lose the authorities at the local, state and Federal level.
Rodriguez, who says he has been in two shootings, has seen people come on foot and Packed into cars and ferried across the Rio Grande in rafts.
“This is the ground zero of the problem,” Rodriguez said of the route, known as Farm to Market Road 1419 in Cameron County. As for the human carnage he witnessed, he said, “You’re a commodity. You’re a thing.”
And the tractor, the see cross-border commuters, this type of search, in boom times, at least for now.
In November, U.S. Border Patrol 47,214 migrants detained along the southwestern U.S. border – an increase of 44 percent compared to the previous year. It was November, the Border Patrol, with the strongest month since June 2014. In the past six months, agents caught nearly a quarter of a have try and millions of migrants — about 1300 a day, to cross illegally.
“Smugglers are and tell you that you need to think about it now, as long as there is a chance,” art Del Cueto, a Border Patrol agent in Tucson, Ariz., recently, Fox News said.
In response, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 150 more agents to police the southwest border is triggered. They opened to hold two temporary facilities, thousands of people who try to come illegally.
“CBP is ready, add to, housing, beds, toilets, and bathing facilities as necessary,” it said in a statement. “CBP is addressing this migratory surge along the southwest border in a humane manner, in accordance with our border protection mission and our American values.”
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Shown here is one of the gaps in border barrier in Cameron County near Brownsville, Texas.
The border itself remains a challenge.
Of the 315 kilometers of the border in the Rio Grande valley, 54 miles fence border. The industry of 34,000 square miles of the territory of the United States, which accounts for more than half of the migrant apprehensions each year.
As the son of Mexican migrant workers who crossed the border illegally decades ago – she was later naturalised – Rodriguez believes the talk of the border wall Washington window-dressing for a more complicated problem.
“Smugglers change their tactics all the time,” he said, adding that with a wall that people can go “under him, over him or around him.”
Most of the wall in Cameron County, is 18 meters high and made of rusty iron bars. In other parts it is a fence. To build at a cost of more than $6 million per mile, the barrier runs through people, the gardens and the fields of the farmers. There are huge gaps along the way-lines, where the wall abruptly.
“There are actually just openings in the wall,” Brownsville mayor Tony Martinez said FoxNews.com. “I have not seen people go around the wall or over the wall. I’ve seen them go right through the openings.”
For some residents of the region, the onslaught of commuters before trump took office, the fear has grown.
A McAllen-area resident, who asked not to be named, from the safety of their children, said she has seen a “big jump” in numbers.
“The area is huge and there are not enough [authorities] get out of here,” she said. “We see people all the time. Could we say something? We should? Of course, but what of our children?”
Rodriguez says intimidation of cartel members is common, and that scouts for the coyotes and the gangs are everywhere.
“One day, a resident complained, and the next, there is a blacked-out SUV in front of your house,” he said. “You get the message.”