EAGLE PASS, Texas — Smugglers are bringing a steady flow of migrants. The two children in the video were brought across the Rio Grande by foot guides in Piedras Negras, less than a mile from the Eagle Pass Port of Entry on March 30. As the girls were being interviewed, smugglers could be heard whistling and telling them to leave the area.
A few days before Breitbart Texas conducted the interview, a 9-year-old Guatemalan child drowned in the same area despite efforts by Border Patrol to provide lifesaving care. The Rio Grande changes depth dramatically in various locations but the current is swift most of the year. Although Breitbart Texas journalists witnessed the smugglers bringing the children across the river before the interview, the older girl adamantly denies they were smuggled.
The sheer number of migrant crossings is a cash cow for cartels who control access to the