Spike In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election

by CBS New York  |  published on October 26, 2016

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MCALLEN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — There has been a surge of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States leading up to next month’s presidential election.

CBS News reports dozens of immigrants have been streaming through the streets of McAllen, Texas, on a daily basis. They have been taken to a migrant center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they were released by Border Patrol, with ankle monitors, while they file for asylum.

Agent Chris Cabrera told CBS News that they’ve been seeing a spike in immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, thanks in part to the election.

“The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date,” Cabrera said. “They’re also being told that if [Donald] Trump gets elected, there’s going to be some magical wall that pops up overnight and once that wall gets up, nobody will ever get in again.”

Cabrera added that they’ve encountered up to 1,000 immigrants along McAllen’s stretch of the border some days.

“We’re getting mass spikes of people crossing and turning themselves in,” he said.

Experts told CBS News the number of immigrants crossing the border won’t drop after Election Day.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly said as president the U.S. will build a wall along the Mexico border to keep out immigrants trying to enter the country illegally.

  • Rodney Steward

    Sure the invitation went out for them, sign them up for a drivers license and the can vote, but we can’t got there and do this shi$, they have rules like U have to be a citizen of the country, like we had before the POS we have as Prez!

  • IOAN DIRINA

    Our country is being invaded,and this time the enemy is already inside the gate !
    More at: http://www.dirinaioan.com

  • justinwachin

    These illegal immigrants will be voting to re-elect Hillary in 2020. There is only one way to stop our nation’s embrace of illegal aliens. We need to elect Donald Trump. He will work to enforce our laws rather than ignore them.

  • original ancestry

    Congress needs to use the last US census of as the qualifying population for voter For this election. That will stop illegal President from importing votes , by the way is illegal as well. Do you understand this you commie corrupt Democrats

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Right!, so show us a photo of a couple of kids hugging, and that makes illegal entry ok. Just pick them up, then throw them back over the wall.

    • original ancestry

      Headfirst.

    • Walter Flatt

      THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF KIDS WITH A BOMB STRAPPED ON THEM THAT BLEW THEM AND A LOT OF PEOPLE UP. LIKEWISE, IN KOREA A LOT OF KIDS KILLED A LOT OF TROOPS UNTIL WE WISED UP.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        too true

  • Rock

    Invited for Dem votes and a lifelong party afterward on the taxpayers dime… Goodbye Social Security…..Welfare will run out too…. GUARANTEED !

  • solog

    Must be a coincidence…NOT!

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