(FixThisNation.com) – Last week, a 15-year-old boy was arrested in El Paso, Texas leading to a high-speed chase with authorities. The boy was allegedly trying to smuggle undocumented migrants into the country when he was called to stop his vehicle by a DPS trooper. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that the vehicle in question had committed a number of traffic violations and after being called to stop, the suspect tried to speed up to around 80 miles per hour.
The resulting high-speed chase included not only law enforcement on the ground but also a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Air and Marine helicopter which was called in to help in the pursuit. The suspect was ultimately stopped at the intersection of Grouse Road and McCombs. El Paso is a border city that has become one of the central points in the illegal border crossings. The city’s mayor Oscar Leeser claimed in September that there were more than 2,000 migrants who crossed into the city through the border every day. This is almost double the estimate of the previous month.
According to the city’s official website, the surge in migrant crossings started in April 2022, with those crossing the southern border, fleeing from the hard economic situations in their countries, and attempting to get away from the high crime rates. It adds that the situation is dynamic and that the migrants come from several countries including Venezuela, El Salvador, and Cuba. The percentage of Venezuelans entering the country often ranges between 50 to 90 percent, with the average being around 70 percent usually.
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