Nine more Bangladeshi nationals were arrested along the border near Laredo last week -- bringing the total to 274 since last October.
While the left continues to argue only Mexicans and Central Americans are coming to look for work, Chris Cabrera with the National Border Patrol Council says he's seen people from all over the world breach our southern border.
“We've seen that all over the southwest border, whether it be an influx of Haitians out toward California, Bagladeshis in Laredo, we get a lot of Chinese nationals and Indian nationals here in South Texas,” he said back in March.
Cabrera says they pay the same Cartels and coyotes to get into the U.S.
“If you have the money they'll get you across one way or another,” he says. “Whether you turn yourself in to take advantage of catch-and-release or if you pay enough they'll do their best to get you around, money is what makes the world go round.”
The uptick in Bangladesh nationals shows there is a clear pipeline from the Middle East through Mexico.
“The tags in their clothing, you can tell a lot by the country of origin, whether it's where they're from or the countries they've traveled through just by some of the stuff they leave behind,” says Cabrera. "It's amazing, some of those countries you never even think of coming through the southern border."