Tag Archive: Brooks County


 

DREAMers From Afghanistan Crossing Mexican Border Into US

 

 

 

“Dream a Little Dream of Me,” the Mamas and the Papas sang back in the 60s. There are many DREAMers coming to America these days. Some are coming from Mexico. Some from China. And some from sunny old Afghanistan.

 

SEN. JOHN CORNYN: I just want to tell Senator Schumer, he might be interested in this. I was in, as I said, at the border on Sunday and Monday, and I know Senator Feinstein will probably find this interesting, too. We’re not just seeing the border being penetrated by people from Mexico or Central America. Some of the rescue beacons — where people are actually rescued because one county had 129 people die last year just trying to come across. That’s just bodies that they found.

Another deputy sheriff in Brooks County showed me a picture of three gentlemen that they detained all wearing, happened to be wearing some form of turban. And I said, ‘where are these folks from?’ And they said, ‘Afghanistan.’

And as we all know, the border patrol documented that people from countries of special interest, including state sponsors of terrorism, have been detained coming across the Southern border. So as everybody knows — and I know everybody knows this — this is a national security issue as well. It’s a credibility issue, it’s a national security issue. So we’ve got to get this right and I hope that we can work together to get it right. Right now is not sufficient. “

 

 

Illustration by Michael Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Obama Will Let Me Go”

 

 

 

 

” The debate in Washington on immigration reform has had no political impact, but the debate is having a major impact on south Texas, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Officials say the number of people entering the U.S. illegally is way up and, tragically, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been found dead in the unforgiving Texas Brush Country is way up, and is on path this year to beat last year’s record for the number of people found dead in the ranch country.

  Linda Vickers, who owns a ranch in Brooks County, which is Ground Zero for the immigration debate, pins the blame directly on talk of ‘amnesty’ and a ‘path to citizenship’ for people who entered the U.S. illegally.

Border Patrol agents report that immigrants are crossing the border, and in some cases surrendering while asking, “Where do I go for my amnesty?”

  “When you have amnesty waving in the wind, you’re going to get an increase,” Vickers says.  “And when you get an increase, especially with this heat, you’re going to get an increase in deaths.”