Reynaldo Leal for The Texas Tribune

 Reynaldo Leal

Immigrants, many wearing ankle monitors, are dropped off at the McAllen Central Station, where they are they are given bus tickets to other parts of the country. On Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Border Patrol stretched thin along Mexican border

Observations Commentary Border agent/baby-sitter

The waiting times to cross the U.S./Mexico border are getting worse every week, according to some of the people who work at the international ports of entry, and as is often the case, the elected officials who populate Congress haven’t a clue how to fix the problem. They’d rather sit around discussing it at the local watering hole, eyeing the waitress with the lowcut blouse. Gay elected officials have their own places to hang out.

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