The Del Rio Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, just the past week, has apprehended more than 500 people from Africa trying to sneak into the U.S., News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Most have been arrested in large groups, 34 people from Africa were arrested in the sector, which covers the Eagle Pass area, on Wednesday, on top of a group of more than 100 who were apprehended on Monday.
“The introduction of this new population places additional burdens on processing stations, to include language and cultural differences,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves.”
Most of the Africans have been from three countries in Central Africa, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a separate country, and Angola. All of the nations are troubled by grinding poverty, grueling official corruption, deadly diseases like Ebola and, in the case of Angola, an active terrorist threat by ISIS.
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