Texas rancher says she encountered 23 illegal immigrants on property, says Border Patrol overwhelmed

As part of Governor Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star,” the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been able to aid in combatting the surge of illegal immigration as Border Patrol remains overwhelmed with the surge of migrants, particularly in Del Rio.

“We actually intervened and had them taken from Border Patrol, handed over to DPS for prosecution,” Allen said of the migrants that entered her property. “They’re being processed for criminal trespassing.”

“DPS has stepped in and been able to do something out in the areas that Border Patrol is not able to get to.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas visited Del Rio, Texas, Monday as thousands of migrants were seen under the International Bridge. Mayorkas issued a stern warning to people traveling into the United States illegally.

“The border is not open and people should not take the perilous journey here,” he said. “We are returning people to other countries.”


Allen, however, said on “Fox & Friends” that local officials are “fed up” with the situation at the border. 

“They’re tired. We’ve dealt with more than we should ever have to deal with. We’ve seen more than we should ever have to see.” 

She said the crisis is an “insurmountable obstacle” without help from Washington. 

Allen said Val Verde has “always been a blue county,” with a Democratic mayor, sheriff and county judge. In the 2020 election, she believes her county flipped red in 2020 in part due to the crisis at the border.

Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez spoke with Allen Monday and asked her to share a message with their community amid the national division and scrutiny facing law enforcement.

“He is beyond proud of our community and our citizens, and he is very, very, very thankful for the support we’ve gotten.”

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