From a TV report:
Action 4 News undercover cameras catch Border Patrol agents dropping off illegal immigrants at a local bus station by the van load...
[...some of those dropped off are from] special interest countries - countries like Brazil and Argentina...
[...those dropped off at the station get money wired to them via Western Union so they can get on their way...]
...Several U.S. Border Patrol agents who don't want to be identified tell Action 4 News they want people to know they're being told to drop off the immigrants at the bus station...
..."The immigration police gave me the information fast so I could quickly get my permission to stay in the U.S.," said [illegal alien Fernando] Tello-Huila.
Fernando's talking about his walking papers. Border agents say federal jails are so overcrowded, illegal immigrants without a criminal background may be released.
They're given a future court date to appear before an immigration judge and if they promise to appear, they're set free.
Fernando's court date is March 30 in Houston.
"I'm thankful for the services and information the agents provide to help me travel freely through out the United States..."
[...Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) is going to show the videotape to Congress...]
Immigration2005a · Tue, 02/08/2005 - 10:08 · Importance: 1