According to a Border Patrol official who spoke with President Trump on Thursday, people from all over the world are pouring into the United States, crossing the border illegally into Texas.
President Trump traveled to the Rio Grande Valley near McAllen, Texas on Thursday to tour the U.S.-Mexico border. The president participated in a roundtable discussion at a border patrol station to discuss immigration and border security.
President Trump then went to the border and met with border patrol agents to receive additional briefings on the ongoing immigration crisis.
During a briefing along the border, one border agent said this zone is the busiest zone in the country, and shared the following report with President Trump:
“Yesterday we had 450 apprehensions, and out of that, 133 were from countries other than the Central American countries and Mexico,” he said.
“So far this sector has apprehended people from 41 countries. Just yesterday alone, we apprehended 133 people from countries other Central America and Mexico. That includes people from India, Pakistan, China, Romania, Ecuador and Nicaragua,” he added.
The agent continued, “I know we keep talking about the family units and unaccompanied children. That makes up about 60-70 percent. We’ve seen a change over the last couple of weeks, where that number is less than 50 percent of the apprehensions we make.”
WATCH his full remarks in the video below:
Meanwhile, the city of McAllen posted a “welcome” sign to greet President Trump, claiming the city is the 7th safest city in America.
All eyes on you McAllen! I’ve always been struck by the beauty, kindness and vitality of the RGV. You understand immigration, border security, our relationship with Mexico. You live it. Continue to lead & be the example this country needs! https://t.co/R6c76axv8X
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) January 10, 2019