More than 100 U.S. police vehicles lined a one-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Sixty sat together in one section of the river on a local golf course.
Their purpose is to deter Central Americans from illegally entering the country, as large groups attempted in San Diego last November and again on New Year’s Eve.
Maverick County Sheriff, Tom Schmerber, told the Washington Examiner,”To me, it’s like showing force. It would give a message to the immigrants that want to come illegally through Texas that Texas is always prepared and have a lot of manpower at the border.”
Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol, and state troopers within the Texas Department of Public Safety were lined up on the edge of the Eagle Pass Golf Course.
A video was taken by a reporter from DC examiner recording the official’s cars parked along side the border.
Schmerber said the length of the deployments will depend on whether caravan members try to illegally enter the U.S. or not and that law enforcement does not have any idea when they will be able to go home.
They do not have a date of when they will be able to leave and patrol the border.
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