Illegal Mom Caught at Border: ‘People Told Me … If You Go To The U.S., Your Children Can Go To School’ | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) — Standing on the American bank of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, Texas, 31-year-old Velma Santos told U.S. Border Patrol officers she did not know what to expect when she first set foot on American soil – only that now her two daughters would be able to go to an American school.

“People told me, they said if you go to the United States, your children can go to school,” she told CNSNews.com.

She also said she had been told by other people that if she came to the United States, she could stay.

Reporters from CNSNews.com were shadowing border patrol officers responsible for monitoring a portion of Anzalduas Park, a recreational area in Hidalgo County, Texas. The park sits in a section of the Rio Grande Valley Sector – a 250-costal-mile portion of the US-Mexico border that has struggled under a massive wave of illegal immigrants since February.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 181,000 illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico have crossed over the river into the United States in this one sector alone since October 2013.

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