It's not an uncommon sight for Boyd, who said Sunday it's very rare that a day goes by that his deputies do not get involved in a chase due to some form of smuggling from the border. So no, I got no indication from this source.
The BBC spoke to an activist Anne Chandler, who's running a non-profit project for migrant children found on the southern USA border, told Texas Monthly she had heard stories of "kids that are very young, that are breastfeeding babies and under three in the shelters, separated from their parents". This created a magnet for migrants that led to the current problem facing the agency when dealing with children and families at the border.
"And then my mom can come as soon as possible", the girl is heard saying.
ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization, posted the recording online Monday afternoon. A Border Patrol agent "observed three vehicles traveling in tandem pass his location on a rural highway and believed a smuggling event was taking place", according to the statement.More news: ARCTIC BLAST: Trump SLAMS Canada’s Trudeau Over G7 Comments
So far, 2,000 children have been separated from their families since the USA began enforcing a "zero-tolerance" policy at the border. A 6-year-old Salvadoran girl can be heard pleading for someone to call her aunt.
Amelia Flores says the Suburban with the undocumented immigrants inside zoomed past her on the shoulder of the road, before losing control. Many are placed in foster care or in factory-style shelters where they wait to be reunited with family members who live in the United States.
On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to meet with majority Republican congressmen about immigration legislation the House of Representatives expects to vote on later in the week.
An estimated 2,000 children have been separated from their parents between mid-April and the end of May. Multiple arrests were made in the two traffic stops, officials said.
Immigration has been a sensitive issue in recent weeks with the Justice and Homeland Security Departments strictly applying immigration laws, which treat border-jumpers as lawbreakers worthy of prosecution. In May, the Trump administration issued a directive to prosecute all unauthorized border crossers in federal court, rather than to process them through immigration courts.