Photo courtesy of Texas Border Volunteers
Death, especially in the summer, is a common occurrence in Brooks County, Texas. Volunteers, citizens, and Border Patrol Agents reported over 300 illegal immigrant bodies found in 2014.
“If it weren’t for our Border Patrol and volunteers that help, our way of life and the ability to live safe near the border, would not be possible,” Eduardo Salinas said Monday, as his neighbors agreed. “We’ve lived here all of our lives so we know and see what is happening that others might get a glimpse of on the news. We know it’s not getting better.”
Salinas and other U.S. citizens near Falfurrias, Texas, as well as the Rio Grande Valley population in general see the Border Patrol as “our heroes to keep the drugs away from our children and the criminals from our schools. But they need more help.”
“We just don’t see things improving,” Salinas, who was the chosen leader from his community to speak with Examiner on March 23, 2015, stated. “We know they bring in new technology, drones and blimps and things, but the amount of people and the kinds of aliens that are crossing (into the United States) is not good.”
“It’s getting worse,” Salinas observes. “Sure there are children and ………. read more here.
By Jack Dennis – San Antonio Headlines Examiner