Brandon Darby and Daniel Nussbaum
July 1, 2014
LAREDO, Texas—Breitbart Texas caught an attempted illegal entry from Mexico on camera. The attempt occurred in broad daylight in the center of the Laredo, Texas. Two men can be seen crossing the Rio Grande River that separates the U.S. and Mexico on Texas’ southern border.
The stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico has been especially neglected by federal and state authorities and has become a hotbed of narco-trafficking activities for Mexican cartels, specifically the Los Zetas.
It is important to note that the area where the men crossed is one of the few staffed areas in what is known by U.S. authorities as the Laredo sector. A trusted Border Patrol source spoke with Breitbart Texas on the matter and said that the Los Zetas allow illegal immigrants to cross in the urban area, but prevent them from crossing a little further upstream. The source stated that the reason for this is that having a high number of illegal immigrants crossing in the urban area results in Border Patrol assigning agents to that area, thus leaving the upstream area without a law enforcement presence.
In addition to the trusted confidential Border Patrol source, Breitbart Texas spoke with Hector Garza, a local Border Patrol agent and spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council Local 2455. He stated that approximately 70 percent of the Border Patrol agents in the area where no longer on the line protecting or patrolling the border, but rather assigned to provide care for the unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico. The Laredo sector has their own share of such crossings, but the federal government has been sending overflow from the Rio Grande Valley sector for Laredo sector agents to process.
After processing, the parent-agency of the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, mandates that the incomplete family units are then released and provided with taxpayer-funded bus tickets to the U.S. city of the illegal immigrants’ choosing. Breitbart Texas recently released exclusive video showing the conditions in the Laredo Greyhound Bus Station.