Texas/Mexico Border

More border apprehensions, but spotlight shifts from Mexico

Jan 29, 2014
U.S. Border Patrol agents say that illegal traffic on public and private land in the Rio Grande Valley has triggered the need for additional resources in the region this year.
NPR

U.S. Border Patrol agents last fiscal year apprehended about 57,500 more people attempting to cross into the United States illegally via the southern border than in 2012, according to data released this week by the agency.

The spike, however, is attributed mainly to an influx of immigrants coming from countries other than Mexico. Agency officials said in a statement that those immigrants were “predominantly individuals from Central America.” 

Luke Clayton

An old friend joins Luke this week and talks about outdoor sporting way down south.