PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The Border Patrol agents noticed an increase in “OTM’s” about two years ago around the Rio Grande. They believed that these “other than Mexican’s” were fleeing a land of violence and poor economic condition. But now with such a drastic increase, the border patrol stations are lacking the facilities to house them.
Shawn Moran is the Vice President and Spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council. His organization represents more than 17,000 border patrol agents and staff members. These are the men and women who serve on the front lines of defense against illegal immigrants coming into our country.READ MORE: Allegheny County Police Investigating Human Remains Found In Penn Hills
Moran states that once the initial flow of immigrants from places like El Salvador and Guatemala came in 2012, word spread to family members still living there that coming to America is easy, if you’re willing to follow a few simple rules.