US. Customs and Border Protection claims that broadcasting in Central America promotes a wave of migrants coming to the US for the "American Dream".
While driving along the southern border in El Paso, Texas, Assistant Chief Patrol Jose Martinez said Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business, "the word is definitely out" among migrants to your radio on the way to work, on the way to Grocery and the country advertises for advertising: "If you want the American dream, we will help you, we will teach you how to get to the United States." Martinez said.
The deputy chief patrol said the El Paso The border patrol station is "currently probably the liveliest area in the country with illegal entry," and said most of those who come to the US come from the "North Triangle" of Central America ̵
Martinez also explained the details of the current steel fence along the border, which was built in 2008. Fox News showed the "bollard wall" The barrier is 18 feet high and initially hollow. The slats contain reinforcing steel inside and are filled with concrete.
US. Customs and Border Guard Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who also serves as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, said last month that "there is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and security crisis along the entire south-western border, and nowhere has this crisis manifested as acutely as El Paso . "
Earlier this month, the El Paso sector said its agents had arrested more than 71,000 immigrants who wanted to enter the US illegally between October 1 last year and March 31 this year. By comparison, between 1 October 2017 and 31 March 2018, the sector had almost 11,000 arrests.
President Trump claimed in his State of the Union address in February that El Paso once said "extremely high-level crime". Only one of the safest cities in the US after a barrier was built.
Local officials, notably the former congressman and presidential candidate of 2020, Beto O & Rourke, disagreed with Trump's statement.
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"We've built 600 miles of wall and fences on a 2,000 mile boundary, and what we've done so far is by no means traceable, which makes us safer," said O & # 39; Rourke in February to MSNBC. "It cost us tens of billions of dollars to build and maintain, and it has led migrants, asylum seekers and refugees to the most inhospitable, most hostile sections of the US-Mexico border to ensure their suffering and death."
noted that El Paso's decline in violent crime across the country correlated with similar declines, pointing out that city crime had increased occasionally, despite fencing from year to year.