Last week, Border Patrol agents discovered multiple firearms, ammunition, and drugs inside a stash house in Starr County.
While some Republican lawmakers say the cartels control the southern border, Steve Romero, a federal agent for 26 years and current professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said he doesn’t believe that’s true.
“I don’t believe they’re in charge of our southern border. We still have control of our southern border,” Romero said. “If we didn’t, there’d be a lot more people coming into the country illegally.”
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