Border crossers in Texas may go to California

By From page A5 | June 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO — So many people are crossing the U.S. border illegally in Texas that the Border Patrol wants to move some to California.

San Diego sector chief Paul Beeson says the agency is considering flying 140 immigrants to his area as early as Tuesday.

They’ll be turned over to immigration officials, who’ll decide if they should be held or released while their cases are pending.

Beeson says the transfers will involve families and adults but no unescorted children.

He says they’re part of a broader plan to send migrants arrested in the Rio Grande Valley to other Border Patrol sectors for processing.

South Texas has become the nation’s busiest corridor for illegal crossings. The Obama administration has specifically called the large numbers of unescorted children crossing there a crisis.


The Associated Press

The Associated Press


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  • MikeJune 22, 2014 - 6:01 am

    Why spend any money transferring unlawful borders crossers, from one US city to another. Instead, take that same money and return them to the country they crossed from.

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  • Mr. PracticalJune 22, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Better yet, close the border.

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  • Mr. SmithJune 22, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Closing the southern border seems like such a no-brainer. Can someone please tell me why it hasn't been done, or why we are not even tepidly pursuing such an action? Is it really nothing more than a jelly-spined congress fearful of ticking off the hispanic voters, as many have speculated?

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  • JagJune 22, 2014 - 8:31 am

    It is a crisis he wants to do nothing about because those are future democratic voters,

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  • MikeJune 22, 2014 - 9:04 am

    Unless the laws have been relaxed, I recall you must be a US citizen to vote, either born here or naturalized. What is interesting with these border crossings is, how can non-Mexicans pass through such a vast country (Mexico) without being turned back to their country of origin?

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  • Mr. PracticalJune 22, 2014 - 9:08 am

    Amnesty. Path to Citizenship. Those that come here to give birth eventual can vote.

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  • JagJune 22, 2014 - 9:58 am

    I just did a Google search has to how they are getting across and most are being smuggled or trafficked, their is also a Fright train that runes straight from South America right thru Mexico and they are riding on that to.

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  • mike gregorJune 22, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    The mass migration of illegals into the USA is a tactical maneuver by the drug cartels to smuggle dope on the flank

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