Texas Mayor on Border Crisis: Illegal Aliens Getting Into Car Chases, Robbing Houses
'It’s gotten just totally ridiculous'
A Texas mayor has warned Joe Biden's border crisis is so out of control that it is now seeing a massive surge in activity, including home robberies and car thefts.
Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. of Uvalde, which Republican Sen. Ted Cruz represents, said illegal aliens from 49 different countries had barraged his region.
“It’s gotten just totally ridiculous,” he said.
McLaughlin said Uvalde had seen a wave of home invasions, now averaging 10 to 12 car chases a week due to the influx of illegals.
“I went to a wreck Friday night where they were pursuing a car. It rolled over," the Mayor said.
"There were five immigrants in it,” he recounted.
“And they were more mad that they got caught and were frustrated with the officers. And this is something we’re seeing every day.”
Residents of Uvalde are already struggling due to the coronavirus-induced government shutdowns.
Now the situation is getting worse due to illegal aliens resorting to home robberies and car thefts to survive.
“Our local ranchers are having their fences cut, their houses are being broken into, and they’re trying to steal their cars,” McLaughlin said.
“It’s just gotten crazy.”
McLaughlin predicts that by summer, southern Texas will be bombarded by 20,000 to 30,000 migrants.
Earlier this week, Neon Nettle reported US authorities had arrested four people attempting to illegally cross the Border whose names match the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency confirmed the arrests to Congress on Tuesday, a congressional aide reportedly told Axios.
The names of the terror suspects were not released, but the source said three were from Yemen, and the fourth was from Serbia.
The source also said that the four arrests were made since October 2020.
Meanwhile, Arizona Country Sheriff Mark Lamb said Biden's border crisis is worse than the Obama years.
Lamb said it was "ridiculous" that illegal immigrants are able to enter the country while schools and businesses remain closed.
"[During the Obama administration] it was like the Wild West out there in the desert on the south end of our county, and we’re back to that again," Lamb said.
"Almost every time we go out, we’re finding 20 people."