[2/22/17] Local law enforcement said the number of people crossing the border illegally is on the decline.
We met with Hidalgo County Precinct 3 deputy constable Joel Contreras for a ride along in Anzalduas Park on Tuesday. They patrol the area on their overtime shifts.
During the trip, we found a mother and daughter from Honduras and a Chinese national had been detained by another officer, deputy constable Reynaldo Trevino.
Contreras said it isn’t unusual to find Chinese nationals crossing with Central Americans. He said many of them don’t stay in the Rio Grande Valley, let alone Texas.
“Mostly the southern states, and a lot of them (go to) California,” he said.
The deputy said mostly everyone is trying to reach family members already in the country.