In recent days, they have come from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and in a few cases from Ecuador
Rome, Texas Shortly after sunset, there were signs of life on a secluded river bank outside the border city of Rome in Texas. On the Mexican coast of Rio de Janeiro, there was a brief flash of light among the trees, and then disappeared.
There was a low voice. In the process of pumping air into the inflatable boat, it will slightly splash when it hits the water. Smugglers are “coyote” smuggling to transport immigrants across the border, whistling on the American side of the river and shouting: “Who is there?”
Last week, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stabbed an inflatable boat as it approached the shore.
The smuggler is nervous. The first immigrants are ready to cross. They can be seen from the flashlights of smugglers, and they can be seen briefly as they rush from the trees to the banks of the river. The oars splashed and the boat sailed into the rapids. A few minutes later, the coyote jumped from the boat to the neck into the water and led him to some rocks on the American side where immigrants could embark and disembark.
On certain nights, the pastor of the local church waited to help the migrants disembark, catch the children, and then carefully place them on flat rocks that cannot fall into the water. On other nights, the disembarking migrants were surrounded by news photographers and TV crews. One night, 11 reporters huddled together, which caused a commotion in the media on the secluded river bank.
Immigrant groups are different, although almost all of them are young families or unaccompanied teenagers. There will be no sound when you get off the phone at the fastest speed, and you will pause for a short time to send text messages to family members who are sending text messages. They tore off the plastic bracelet worn by the smuggler to prove the payment. Others knelt down and prayed and thanked them for the safety of their journey. Then they walked for nearly a mile along the winding road and arrived at the main highway where Border Patrol agents were waiting for them.
In recent days, they have come from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and in a few cases Ecuador. Several immigrants said that it takes about a month from leaving home to arriving in the United States. According to data from the General Administration of Customs and the United States, although immigration in the spring increases every year, this year is the highest number in at least 15 years: in March it exceeded 172,000, including at least 18,700 unaccompanied children and adolescents. Border protection.