(CBSDFW.COM) – New number out Thursday show just how big our border issues are.
The Border Patrol says in some places the amount of children illegally crossing over is 10 times what it was last year.
The number of families caught has tripled and officials say there is no way to know of the adults and children are related.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says it’s a security issue because even though the families are given a court date, many simply disappear.
Many go on to commit crimes.
DPS says in the last four years, 174,000 undocumented people have been arrested in Texas and charged with 460,000 violations.
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