Border Patrol Balances Caring for Asylum Seekers and Protecting Border

2 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 08 2019 May 8, 2019 May 08, 2019 5:40 PM May 08, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – Border Patrol agents face the difficult task of caring for hundreds of asylum seekers and protecting the border.

Within the past seven months, nearly half a million foreigners from 127 different countries have crossed into the U.S. without permission. 

Hundreds of people have been waiting at the Anzalduas Bridge to go to a processing facility – some have been waiting since Tuesday night.

"As we focus on our resources on the immediate humanitarian needs, we have been forced to put the nation's security at risk,” says Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost. 

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas rode along with Border Patrol agents to learn how they’re handling these large groups.

Border Patrol agent Herman Rivera notices there could be a health concern. 

Watch the video above for more information.

Border Patrol taking in hundreds of immigrants under Anzalduas Bridge waiting to be processed.

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