They come from the other side of the globe and sneak into the United States through Mexico.
According to an exclusive report from Breitbart, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector in South Texas have caught 122 Bangladesh national illegal aliens coming across the border so far this fiscal year, while other officials are estimating the actual number crossing could be much higher.
Within just two days last week, on March 14 and 15, border agents captured 7 Bangladesh nationals attempting to cross the border from Mexico, along the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Breitbart reported Sunday.
Even more alarming, the Bangladesh illegal aliens are reportedly being released into the United States after being captured.
Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, in his capacity as president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 told Breitbart Texas that the Laredo Sector seems to be the focal point for Bangladesh nationals to be smuggled into the U.S.
“The arrest of these people from Bangladesh shows there is a clear pipeline from the Middle East through Mexico to the southern border of Texas,” Garza said in a phone interview. “We have been lucky to catch these but there is no telling how many other people from countries that sponsor terrorism could be utilizing that same pipeline.”
Garza said these people are taught how to avoid being immediately deported at the border.
“Many of these people from Bangladesh will claim to be unaccompanied alien minors when they are captured by our agents,” Garza explained. “At that point, they are turned over to immigration officials for processing under the existing catch and release programs for minors.”
“When, during medical and dental examinations, immigration officers determine these people are actually adults, they are issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and released,” Agent Garza explained.
It appears no charges are filed against the foreign nationals for initially lying to Border Patrol agents about being juveniles, he said.