At least seventeen Bangladeshi invaders have been arrested by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents while trying to sneak into America over the US-Mexico border during March 2018, that agency has announced.
A CBP press release said that on March 28 and March 29, 2018, Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, “arrested eight illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh.”
“The subjects were encountered during two different events after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River in south Laredo,” and that the “Laredo Sector Border Patrol continues to have the highest apprehension of Bangladeshi Nationals compared to other Border Patrol Sectors.”
“It goes to show that our agents are arresting people from all over the world on a daily basis. Their intentions for entering the country illegally can only be determined after they have been arrested,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta.
Earlier in March, Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas arrested another nine illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh in the same area.
A 2016 report in the Los Angeles Times reported that Bangladeshis, Indians, Nepalis, and “South Asians” have become some of the biggest users of the invasion route into the US from central and South America.
In the 11 months ending in August 2016, at least 4,060 Bangladeshis, Indians, Nepalis and Pakistanis invaded America along this route, compared with just 225 seven years earlier, according to CBP statistics.
Of those, 3,604 were arrested while crossing illegally, nearly a fourfold increase from 2012.
In the 2000s, tens of thousands of Bangladeshis entered the United States on diversity visas, intended for semi-skilled immigrants from countries underrepresented in the U.S. population.
By 2013 so many had come that Bangladesh was dropped from the program.
In 2015, CBP agents arrested a Bangladeshi citizen attempting to enter the U.S. with travel documents that did not belong to him. CBP charged the man for violating US immigration law and he was ordered removed from the country “pending an asylum claim.”
The 31-year-old Bangladeshi arrived on a flight from Ethiopia. He presented a Bangladeshi passport and a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident identification card to a CBP officer who determined that the man was a biometric mismatch to the resident card’s true bearer.