Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

Lucy Bush
June 20, 2018

Boyd said a Dimmitt County Sheriff's deputy took over the chase just west of Big Wells, but the vehicle, which was traveling around 100 miles per hour, ran off the road onto the gravel before flipping several times when it tried to get back on the roadway, the sheriff said.

The Border Patrol began pursuing the SUV at about 11 a.m., when an agent spotted what he believed to be a "smuggling event" involving three vehicles on a rural highway about 125 miles southwest of San Antonio, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. One died on the way to the hospital. In Sunday's crash, Boyd said the driver of the SUV survived and was taken into custody.

Critics of the immigration policies say that the American immigration officials have shown no plan that outlines the methods which will be used to reunite the families once the parents are persecuted for their "illegal border crossing". Ursula is one of the first places immigrants are taken to after being apprehended by Border Patrol-and now, the facility is the epicenter for the family separations that are occurring because of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy towards border crossers.

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Amid the wailing children, a Border Patrol officer is heard saying in Spanish: "Well, we have an orchestra here".

Border agents stopped two of those vehicles, making arrests from both. An agent tried to pull over the third vehicle, but the driver refused to stop, according to the statement.

Five undocumented immigrants were killed Sunday after a high-speed chase with authorities in Texas, authorities said. "Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very risky trip, and only 2,000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions".

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Meanwhile, millions of people have viewed a photo of a 2-year-old girl from Honduras in a bright pink shirt screaming in fear last week as a USA border agent patted down her mother.

Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission.

Some of the victims were flown by helicopter to San Antonio for medical treatment, local media said. "It's a problem. This is, I think, a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure". U.S. Border Patrol agents detained the driver, a 17-year-old juvenile, and captured ten suspected illegal aliens in the area.

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"We will not apologize for the job we do, or for the job law enforcement does for doing the job that the American people expect us to do", she said Monday.

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