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Border Patrol Agents Make Disturbing Discovery in Tiny House

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It was a story that barely made a blip in the national news. In Hidalgo County, Texas earlier this week, “dozens” of people in the country illegally were found in a stash house.

KRGV-TV reports that “Hidalgo County Precinct 4 constables deputies say 15 to 20 people in the country illegally were detained during an investigation at a residence on Mile 4 1/2 west of Weslaco.”

Only one person was in custody. If it were just that, it would be pretty bad. Yet, the idea of a stash house in a border county isn’t anything that’s going to end up making the national news.

However, a closer look would have revealed just how devastating the suffering caused by human trafficking and illegal immigration can be.

And if the mainstream media wasn’t going to look at it, Breitbart was.

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“Agents from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector teamed up with Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies on April 19 to take charge of the suspected human smuggling stash house,” Breitbart reported.

“As the law enforcement officials approached, numerous people began climbing out windows and exiting the rear doors, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Thursday.

“As the agents secured the facility, they discovered 29 males crammed inside. A search of the area led to a total of 39 migrants being taken into custody.”

The house was a waypoint for the smuggled individuals — mostly from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

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One look inside showed just how deplorable the conditions were.

 

“Migrants are kept locked inside these types of stash houses near the Mexican border until their journey to the U.S. interior can be scheduled,” Breitbart reported. “Often, migrants are beaten and held for ransom as cartel-connected human smugglers attempt to extort additional money from family members.”

Now, let me let you in on a tough reality.

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Do you support the right of illegal immigrants to stay in this country? Do you support amnesty for those who are already here, who may have suffered this? Do you think they have the right to work and send money back to their family?

If you do, you support this. Yes, they may be here now, but you’re supporting the idea that once they’re here, nothing should be done to deport them.

You’re supporting evil men who prey on their dreams by smuggling them in unbearably hot vans, trudge them through arid deserts, cram them into filthy hovels like this and beat them to extort money from family members.

Take a good long look. It may hurt to see, but this is what you’re enabling.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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