Alison Anderson, a Texas landowner and the wife of a Customs and Border Protection agent, described on Monday what it’s like to live near the southern border amid the migrant surge, noting that the situation is “beyond bad” and “out of control.”
Anderson, who lives in Del Rio, Texas, told enterprise reporter Lawrence Jones during a live interview on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that Texas residents are not getting any support from the Biden administration.
“We would like to hear this actually get called what it is, which is a crisis,” she told Jones. “It is a border crisis. It’s a humanitarian crisis. It’s a health crisis. And, I mean, it’s a security crisis right now.”
“It would be great to have some support and, unfortunately, our town, our community, our citizens and our agents, our DPS [Department of Public Safety], our troops, nobody is getting that support,” Anderson added.
Anderson made the comments two days after hundreds of migrants crossed the Rio Grande into Texas.
Thousands of migrants were seen under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, over the last few days, with the majority coming from Haiti. The number of migrants under the bridge on Wednesday sat at about 4,000, and reportedly shot up to about 11,000 people by Friday.
It is unclear how such a large number amassed so quickly, though many Haitians have been assembling in camps on the Mexican side of the border, including in Tijuana, across from San Diego, to wait while deciding whether to attempt to enter the United States.
U. S. Customs and Border Protection said it was closing the border crossing with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, “to respond to urgent safety and security needs.” Travelers were being directed to Eagle Pass, Texas, 57 miles away.
On Sunday, the U. S. flew Haitians camped in the Texas border town back to their homeland and tried blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a ma… (Read more)