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    Posted May 6th, 2016 @ 11:56am

    All along the Texas Mexico border, they're gearing up for a surge in illegal immigrant families and unaccompanied children which will rival, and even surpass, the flood that we saw in 2014, when parts of Lackland Air Force Base had to be turned into a shelter for immigrant children, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

    The Border Patrol says the number of illegal immigrant families flooding into Texas in the last two months is more than double the figures seen in March and April of 2015. The number of unaccompanied children arriving in Texas is up 78%.

    Sister Norma Pimentel runs a Catholic Charities shelter in McAllen, tells News Radio 1200 WOAI the situation in the 'northern triangle' of Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, remains dire.

    "If that doesn't get fixed, families are going to continue to leave their country," she said.

    This surge, like the surge in 2014, is completely being driven by the search for immigrant smuggling gangs for easy profits. The follow events in the U.S., now it is an overblown fear of a President Trump walling off the border, and convince families in Central America that families with children, or unaccompanied children, are given a 'permiso' to remain in the U.S., and can then bring in their families.

    Sister Norma says it is heartbreaking to see.

    "It's hard to understand that people can take advantage of them and hurt them," she said. "It is unimaginable."

    The smuggling gangs, which are mainly factions of the Mexican drug cartels, frequently rape, rob, assault, and even abandon immigrants once they have fleeced them for between $3,000 and $8,000 to get them through Mexico to the U.S. by comparison, a flight from Guatemala City to San Antonio costs about $1100.

    And officials stress this is not an immigration enforcement problem, and more law enforcement and Border Patrol officers won't help. These illegal immigrants universally surrender to law enforcement, even seeking out the Border Patrol and other officers to surrender and request asylum in the U.S.

    In many towns and cities of Central America, violent gangs, crime, and government corruption are ruining the lives of individuals. Two cities in Honduras, led by San Pedro Sula, have among the highest murder rates in the world.

    And watch out for a spike in illegal immigration from Venezuela. As that South American country rapidly becomes a failed state, with government incompetence sparking a collapse of the society, indications are that smuggling gangs are encouraging people there to pay them to make the dangerous journey to the U.S.


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