The issue of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border is gradually worsening. Border Patrol is overwhelmed at the numbers they have to handle. It seems nearly 2,000 of them entered the country illegally in just 24 hours. They made use of the water bodies in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

The authorities realize that hundreds more have slipped through, evading detection. They travel from far-off places, leave their homeland for whatever reasons, and seek refuge in America. Videos on social media show the plight of these people. Many of them are accompanied by children.

This particular stretch of the valley has water bodies that run inland 316 river miles from the Gulf Coast of Texas. Border Patrol agents managed to account for 1,909 migrants. However, sensors detected some more that got away. A Department of Homeland Security source revealed to the media the inadequacy of the workforce.

During the 12 months ending October 1, more than 1.7 million migrants have been encountered on the U.S. southern border. There were more than 192,000 in September alone. Last month, thousands of migrants from quake-hit Haiti set up camps at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Children of migrants suffer the most

Children who accompany the migrants suffer the most. They do not get schooling and have to stay in inhuman conditions.

Some of them were born in the United States. Authorities in Mexico say parents or relatives bring along the children because having a minor makes it easier to enter the United States. That is what the human traffickers tell them. The children stay in camps that are fenced in, and the police maintain a vigil. U.S.-born children should not have to suffer the hardships of migrant life to enter the country of their birth.

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Mexico recently announced a humanitarian visa for children and pregnant women traveling from southern Mexico in a migrant caravan. The caravan had families with young children, and many of them were too weak to walk.