- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is deploying 150 agents to a site in South Texas to help detect those who are crossing into America illegally, Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

The agents are also supposed to serve in the Rio Grande Valley sector on processing and detention lines.

“This deployment enhances efforts to execute joint, targeted enforcement operations in order to disrupt and degrade criminal organizations that are responsible for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs throughout the South Texas Corridor,” the department said in an issued statement.

So far, Customs and Border Protection has caught 37,500 unaccompanied children in the Gulf of Mexico area of Texas since October, The Hill reported. Mr. Johnson’s move to deploy the agents came on the same day that President Obama announced he would take executive action on immigration if Congress doesn’t take action.