Migrant Surge In West Texas Leaving State Troopers Overwhelmed

Migrant Surge In West Texas Leaving State Troopers Overwhelmed

According to new reports, the current surge of migrants along the southern border is now beginning to overwhelm Texas state troopers who are trying to patrol an area that was previously not that affected by the border crisis.

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Law enforcement officials spoke with the folks at the Washington Examiner stating that areas in the western part of Texas have now been overrun by groups of individuals who are coming over the border and making attempts to avoid being captured.

via Newsmax:

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have shifted more than 1,000 officers from their normal duties to the border since March. Vehicles and helicopters also were moved to the area to assist Border Patrol in what had been the quietest place along the state’s 1,250-mile border with Mexico, the Examiner said.

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Most migrants at other border areas, such as in the Rio Grande Valley where families and unaccompanied children attempted to enter, apparently want to be apprehended before being released into the country.

The Examiner said migrants wear camouflage and even attach pieces of carpet to the bottom of their shoes to avoid leaving behind tracks.

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Migrants arriving in west Texas often are led across the border by smugglers working for Mexican cartels, and are told where to walk. They’re given supplies to last them up to a week outside, the Examiner reported.

DPS has thus far managed to catch 77,500 illegal migrants who have come across the border across the state and have transferred them over to the Border Patrol agency.

The agency has also arrested 9,100 people on criminal charges since March of this year. These individuals include human smugglers who come to pick up the migrants once they make it over the border and get to the highway, as well as other migrants who have prior criminal convictions.

“I’ve personally never seen any numbers like we’ve been seeing. It’s definitely an increase of activity,” DPS officer Lt. Elizabeth Carter, who has been working in west Texas area for 12 years, said in her statement to the Examiner.

“Usually we try to track them before they get into the vehicle because we want to prevent a pursuit from happening. Again, it’s a danger to the community,” she added.

“Many Border Patrol agents have been pulled from the area and transferred to areas hit hardest by the crisis — e.g. Yuma, Arizona, and Del Rio, Texas — as migrants surged the border after President Joe Biden took office,” the report continued.

Something else that has damaged the efforts of border enforcement in the state of Texas is the loss of National Guard members from other states in the country, mostly due to budget constraints.

“Late last week, a group of sheriffs in 17 states called for the firing of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to secure the southern border. The Western States Sheriffs Association (WSSA) denounced the Biden administration’s ‘complete and total breakdown’ of immigration law enforcement on the border under Mayorkas in a position paper obtained by The Epoch Times,” the report stated.

“After witnessing this disaster over the past several months and listening to the continued rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty from Secretary Mayorkas, The Western States Sheriffs Association, and its membership must emphatically take our position of having NO confidence in the ability of the Secretary Mayorkas, and his leadership within the Department of Homeland Security, to affect any positive outcome on this matter,” the WSSA went on to write in a statement.

And President Joe Biden continues to do absolutely jack squat about any of this, even though he could help end it all. Disgusting.