Five Bangladeshi Nationals Caught Entering the US in Texas This Past Weekend
Five Bangladeshi nationals were captured entering the US border illegally this past weekend.
They were captured in two separate incidents.
Six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended at the Texas border with Mexico in two separate incidents within a 12-hour period over the weekend.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents during the month of October apprehended at least 75 Bangladeshi nationals, an increase of more than 10 percent over October 2017, Breitbart News reported
During the fiscal 2018 year, which ended Sept. 30, Laredo Sector agents apprehended 668 Bangladeshi migrants, a rise of nearly 270 percent over the previous year’s total.
Breitbart, noting the hundreds of miles of open river border in South and Central Texas, said the migrants paid up to $27,000 each to be moved into the U.S. by cartel-connected human smugglers.
DHS: 500 criminals in caravan
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday afternoon that more than 500 criminals are traveling with the migrant caravan gathered on the other side of a San Diego border crossing.
DHS officials, in a conference call with reporters, said “most of the caravan members are not women and children.”
Most of the group, DHS said, is single adult or teen males. But as has been previously reported, the women and children have been pushed to the front to gain sympathetic media coverage.
Asked about reports that the U.S. government plans to process asylum seekers on the Mexican side of the border, an official said “all legal options are on the table, and we have been negotiating with all our partners in Central America with ways to deal with the caravan.”
An estimated 6,000 people are in Tijuana waiting to be processed at the San Ysidro border crossing, said DHS, and more are on the way.