More local stories are coming in about the flow of illegal migration into cities and towns along the border, and mainstream media is not covering it. Still, even those up to 30 miles away see people enter on foot, undocumented, looking for shelter, food, and work. These are people that are not part of a government resettlement program or escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol. They are people who have slipped in because the border is not secure.
Allison Anderson bravely spoke out at a Texas town hall for her neighbors, "They had two fires and to break-ins in one month on their farm. Authorities’ pursuit of unlawful crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border came to a stop on my family’s property too," she said.
“I was outside feeding our livestock with our daughters when the helicopter and high-speed chase ended on our property,” Anderson said during a town hall meeting on June 4 at Grace Church in Del Rio, Texas. “We had to run back to our house. I had to get my pistol.”
“I’ve had people try to break into my house while I was home with a newborn twice, not just once, twice,” Anderson said, adding: “I’m tired of feeling unsafe on my own property.”
Several hundred area residents added stories, begging for federal officials to let local agents do their jobs, which they claim is the biggest issue - enforcement.
Immigration officials encountered 441,855 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley sector between January and August 2021, according to CBP data. More than 1.3 million migrants have been encountered at the southern border since January, according to CBP.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them,” Abbott said in a statement. “Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government’s absence, but more must be done.”