“It is the cartels pushing these groups across the river to tie up our agents,” Stu Harris of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1929 said. “Meanwhile our agents are tied up processing and feeding these people, changing diapers, and the drug cartels are running whoever and whatever they want across the border and other places.
“Who or what is coming in, we don’t know and we won’t know until something bad happens.”
And he emphasized that this invasion only began recently.
“A lot of what we’re hearing in the media and a lot of other places is that the conditions in Central America, such as the economic, are horrible conditions and there’s violence, gang violence, and that’s true,” Harris said. “That’s a terrible way to have to live, but that’s been going on for more than ten years.”
“So for this invasion to start suddenly happening, something else had to change, and what changed is the fact that we were engaging in this ‘catch & release’ program and word spreads fast.”