Congressman Henry Cuellar
The semi-truck in this week’s deadly smuggling attempt breezed right through a border patrol checkpoint, despite about one hundred people crammed in the trailer. Sources say the truck driver crossed through the checkpoint, about 30 miles north of the border, without inspection when there was a shift change. Congressman Henry Cuellar says that’s outrageous. Cuellar says the checkpoints are already understaffed. They have pulled agents off the line to care for a surge of illegal immigrants.