An increase in undocumented immigrants captures in heavily populated areas within city limits has the law enforcement agencies concerned.
Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo recently addressed the issue and is looking into this increase and how the Police Department is approaching the issue.
Guajardo stated that the concern is always a factor and that the Police Departments top priority is ensuring the community’s safety and well-being.
Guajardo added that this type of illegal activities do pose a threat to the community because of the closeness to residential areas and what could happen when those individuals are cornered and are being apprehended.
“This last incident that occurred on Ceylon St. we did have one of the individuals confront an officer. It did not escalate but we must be aware that at any point such incidents can turn violent. That would put the residents in harm’s way and anyone involved in the incident,” added Guajardo.
Chief Guajardo states that he understands that a majority of those individuals are coming to the U.S in search of a better life but that the Department’s priority is to protect and assure the peace and well being of the community.
Guajardo added that the Police Department will continue working with Customs and Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies in combating human trafficking and other illegal activities that pose a threat to everyone.