Texas Deputy Sheriff Says County Spends Half Its Budget On Recovering Dead Bodies Of Illegal Aliens
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – Chief Deputy Sheriff Benny Martinez of Brooks County, Texas, revealed to members of Congress Tuesday that since 2008, his officers have recovered the bodies of 443 illegal aliens along their 934-square-mile section of the Southwest U.S. border at the southernmost tip of Texas. This is a rate of about six bodies per month.
Although the Brooks County Sheriff’s Department has spent nearly $700,000 in body recovery efforts — about half of the department’s budget — Martinez estimates they recover less than half of all illegal aliens who die while being smuggled across the unsecured border in Brooks County alone.
“The sad reality is that many of those who are being led through the brush by the smuggler do not survive the demanding journey,” Martinez explained during Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
“In the past six and a half years, the county has recovered 443 bodies of undocumented crossers,” he added. “We estimate that we recover less than half of all those who perish.” More