Texas ranch owner's interview interrupted as agents pursue migrants on property

JOHN SEWELL: The basic thing we got from this yesterday, 不幸, we’re not going to get a lot of support from the CBP. They basically said their hands are tied and the best thing for us is to work with our state reps, our Congress, so on, and so our local officials are all doing as much as they can. … 所以, 你懂, it’s very unfortunate that we don’t have support from our local army, from our CBP.

达娜, 对不起, I had a group of guys coming through looking for some immigrants, you’re going to have to put it back at me again … we’re not getting the support as the U.S. This is not panning out good for us. We’re under siege here. And when I say that, I’ve already got three this morning before breakfast.

I obviously call the Border Patrol. That’s our first line of defense. And that’s another thing. 你懂, we’re nervous as to what we can get away with and what we can’t get away with. 你懂, 这些人–it seems like they have more rights than we do. It’s very unfortunate that we’re having to battle this and the CBP is telling us that all they do is enforce policy. 好, if the policy from the administration is catch and release, let’s say, because that’s all we’re doing, we’re taking them back to the border, testing some, maybe all. I don’t know the true answer to that and turning them loose in the U.S., we’re not turning them back and I said before, these people are coming to you guys. They’re not staying here with us.