Immigrants from 50 countries illegally entering US: Border Patrol official


A top Border Patrol official told a Senate committee on Tuesday that illegal immigrants from 50 different countries — including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania — had been caught crossing the southern border.

“People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the US, using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, Fox News reported.

He said a caravan-size group of migrants flooded across the border each week in just a single sector — what he called the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border.

“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Karisch added. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.”

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