CBP agent’s wife Alison Anderson says locals don’t feel supported by the Fed
Alison Anderson, a Texas landowner and wife of a Customs and Border Protection agent, described 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 “Granthshala & Friends” on Monday that Texas residents are not getting any support from the Biden administration.
“We would like to hear what it is called for exactly what it is, which is a crisis,” she told Jones. “It’s 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 city, our community, our citizens and our agents, our DPS [Department of Public Safety]”Our soldiers, nobody is getting that support,” Anderson said.
Anderson made the remarks two days after hundreds of migrants crossed the Rio Grande in Texas.
Thousands of migrants, most of them from Haiti, were seen under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas over the past few days. The number of migrants under the bridge stood at about 4,000 on Wednesday, and reportedly about 11,000 had been shot by Friday.
Images of Haitian migrant surge in Del Rio show chaos under bridge as numbers exceed 11,000
It is unclear how such large numbers accumulated so quickly, although many Haitians have gathered in camps on the Mexican side of the border, including from San Diego to Tijuana, to decide whether to enter the United States. to try or not.
US Customs and Border Protection said it was closing the border crossing with Ciudad Acua, Mexico, “to respond to urgent security and security needs.” Passengers were being directed to Eagle Pass, Texas, 57 miles away.
On Sunday, the US sent Haitians back to their homeland camping in a Texas border town and tried to stop others from crossing the border with Mexico in a massive show of force.
According to officials in Haiti, more than 320 migrants arrived in Port-au-Prince on three flights, with six more flights expected on Tuesday. The United States plans to launch seven evacuation flights daily on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported, citing a US official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Anderson told Jones that he has some questions for the Biden administration after the developments.
She said, “I’d love to ask, what happens when 13,000 people find out there is going to be deportation and decide to leave that area?”
“Our law enforcement agencies that are out there, are they ready and prepared, and I mean absolutely everything necessary to control the 13,000 angry people and prevent them from taking out their anger on our city. Ready? I don’t know,” Anderson continued.
Speaking with “Granthshala & Friends” in July, Anderson said he is concerned for the safety of his three daughters amid the ever-worsening border crisis.
On Monday, he shared some of his experiences living near the border.
“We have everything from a DPC search that ended in a bailout,” she told Jones.
“We’re running illegally from the back end of our property toward our house.”
“We have the footprints of illegal people, because there is no one else on our property who is walking around in the middle of the night under the windows of our daughters bedrooms,” she said.
Anderson also noted that she recently had to chase down a group of illegal immigrants who were far from her home near her back door, emphasizing that the situation is “terrible.”
She also said she “doesn’t believe” that resources will show up in time if residents of the area need help, as the situation is “out of control at the moment.”
Granthshala News’ Amy Nelson, Emma Colton and