Illegal Immigrants Believe Border Patrol Agents Must Let Them Stay in US

BREITBART — Illegal immigrants from Central America who are making the journey to the United States largely believe that they will be allowed to indefinitely remain in the United States once they surrender to Border Patrol agents because of changes in U.S. law. The Associated Press interviewed migrants along the “primary migrant route north to the United States” in Mexico in places like Chiapas, and the migrants who were interviewed “uniformly said they decided to head north because they had heard that a change in U.S. law requires the Border Patrol to swiftly release children and their mothers and let them stay in the United States.” They also believe that “women and children can safely surrender to authorities the moment they set foot in the U.S.” The AP reports that “has changed the calculus of tens of thousands of parents who no longer worry about their children finishing the dangerous trip north through Mexico with a potentially deadly multiday hike through the desert Southwest.” Gladys Chinoy, a 14-year-old from Guatemala, said, “the United States is giving us a great opportunity because now, with this new law, we don’t have to try to cross the desert where so many people die. We can hand ourselves over directly to the authorities.” [Read More]