Sen. John Cornyn: I was in, as I said, at the border on Sunday and Monday… We’re not just seeing the border being penetrated by people from Mexico or Central America. Some of the rescue beacons — where people are actually rescued because one county had 129 people die last year just trying to come across. That’s just bodies that they found.
But the rescue beacons are in English, Spanish and Chinese. And I said, ‘why Chinese?’ They said, ‘Well, for $30,000, you can get one of the smugglers to get you up through Central America, into Mexico and the United States.’ Another deputy sheriff in Brooks County showed me a picture of three gentlemen that they detained all wearing, happened to be wearing some form of turban. And I said, ‘where are these folks from?’ And they said, ‘Afghanistan.’