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(CBS / Worthy News)-- Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.
"How do you prepare for that?" says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition. "You can't have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina. It's relocation services that are really taking place. In the case of Katrina, most of them were United States citizens or people that were here lawfully, and now you have people that aren't here lawfully."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security started flying illegal immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants (which include more than 48,000 children) overwhelmed the Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies. -- Source