Posted: Jun 21, 2014 8:05 PM PST Updated: Jun 21, 2014 8:05 PM PST
By: Zahid Arab

FORT WORTH, Texas - With the Obama Administration stepping up its efforts to slow the tide of undocumented children and adults streaming into southern borders, local law enforcement is also addressing the issue.

Thousands of elected sheriff's from across the country are in Fort Worth this week for the National Sheriffs Association Conference and Exhibition talking about a possible cure to what many call a full blown border crisis.

"You have to go back to the source and see how those children are getting to the border. There has to be adults involved somewhere," said Terry Grisham, Tarrant Co. Sheriff's Office Spokesman.

More temporary facilities are opening and groups like Fort Worth's Catholic Charities are helping. In Tarrant County, the border crisis is burdening officers and resources more than ever.

"Once they're here, we have to try and take care of them and keep them alive," said Grisham.

In Texas alone, Homeland Security estimates U.S. Border Agents will arrest 90,000 undocumented children this year and 140,000 in 2015.

"It's very unfortunate that Texas taxpayers have to pick up the tab because Washington isn't doing its job," said Todd Staples, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.

This week, Gov. Rick Perry asked the White House to send 1,000 extra National Guard Troops to South Texas but Staples questions if that is enough. "They've been hearing us the last few years, they just haven't been acting on the information we've been giving them and now we have a crisis," said Staples.

Aside from increased enforcement, President Obama's plan includes increased removal proceedings done locally along the border, more judges and attorneys brought in and $255 million to be spent in Central America on security aid.

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, the number of minors coming from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has soared more than 1000%.