Grassroots America held an event in Tyler to discuss immigration in the United States.
The immigration and border security briefing featured State Rep. Matt Schaefer and Washington DC's Center for Immigration Studies Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Stephen Steinlight.
Schaefer provided historical and current stats on illegal border crossings into Texas and how many people are apprehended at the border.
"I have talked to a number of law enforcement specialist who work the border [...] that [say] for every one person that is detained two come through and are not detained," he said.
He said that in the last week over four-thousand people were apprehended at the border.
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