59 Illegal Aliens Were Arrested by Custom Boarder Patrol in Texas

Border Patrol Claims to Have Rescued 59 Trapped Illegal Immigrants in Texas local records office

The Border Patrol (CBP) said on Monday it had rescued 59 undocumented immigrants in the first two weeks of the month when they were brought into dangerous locations.

Forty-eight of those allegedly rescued immigrants were caught inside a refrigerated container.

The fact, according to Border Patrol, occurred last day 2 on Interstate 35 in Texas during the inspection of the refrigerated container. The 48 immigrants were nationals of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

Border Patrol Claims to Rescue Over 50 Illegal Immigrants

The driver of the truck carrying the container was a US citizen and was arrested. According to ICE, these immigrants were in danger because of the low temperatures inside the container and because it could not be opened from the inside.

Another 6 immigrants were rescued on the 5th of the interior of two wooden cabinets. The incident occurred on the 5th of this month, also during an inspection at an immigration checkpoint on Highway 35.

In this case, the vehicle was a van . Border Patrol said the lockers were locked with the six immigrants inside.

Also in this case the immigrants were nationals of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala and the driver was a citizen of the United States who ended up arrested.

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Dreamers Visit Mexico Under Program That May Come to End Under Trump

Yeraldin Montiel doesn’t remember arriving in the United States as a child.

The 29-year-old Escondido resident said that when she came at age 8 with her sister and cousins, she slept through the border crossing. She didn’t know until her senior year of high school  that she did not have legal status in the U.S.

In college, many of her friends studied abroad, she said, but she couldn’t because of her status.

“I remember telling myself, ‘One day I’m going to be able to do that,’” Montiel said. “I’m going to travel on my own outside of the country.’”

In the weeks leading up to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Montiel fulfilled that promise to herself, traveling to Mexico on a study abroad program for participants in former President Barack Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or DACA.

The program allows certain unauthorized immigrants who arrived as children temporary relief from deportation for renewable two-year periods and gives them work permits. Obama instituted it with an executive order, and Trump promised on the campaign trail to shut it down.

In California, about 500,000 unauthorized immigrants are eligible for DACA, and they are commonly referred to as “dreamers.”

Armando Vazquez-Ramos, a California State University Long Beach professor, launched the dreamer travel program through his nonprofit, the California-Mexico Studies Center, after learning in 2014 that he could safely cross the border with deferred action students. Beneficiaries of Obama’s program have been eligible to apply for “advanced parole,” meaning they will be let back into the country if they leave, for educational or humanitarian reasons.