City Plagued by Illegal Immigrants
Children in Uvalde, Texas live in a community where a crime occurs every 11 hours 38 minutes on average.
On Tuesday, May 24,2022, the city experienced one of the most horrific crime events in Texas history. After executing his grandmother in her home that morning, Salvador Ramos, a troubled 18-year-old Uvalde High senior, sped to the nearby Ross Elementary School and shot multiple terrified students and adults with a handgun gun and rifle. By the end of mid-day, Ramos was killed by a Border Patrol officer (who chose not to wait for backup help), leaving over 20 people dead.
ESCALATING WAVES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin warned us last year that his small city was especially plagued with growing problems caused by escalating waves of immigrants crossing illegally from Mexico.
🔹According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Uvalde is 4,249.1 per 100,000 people.
🔹That’s 81.12% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people.
🔹It is 57.87% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,691.5 per 100,000 people.
🔹In Uvalde you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime.
🔹Uvalde is safer than only 5% of the cities in the United States.
🔹Since Joe Biden has been in office, crime in Uvalde has increased by 12.4%.
During a press conference in the nearby border city of Del Rio last October, McLaughlin spoke about his city’s troubles. He was particularly concerned about children and family safety.
“We’ve had to put our schools on lockdown 48 times this year since Jan. 1, so this (2021-22) school year, every school has officers in it,” he revealed. “The school district went out and hired more police officers, and now they’re at every school.”
‘BIDEN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRISIS’
Crime rates have exploded up in border towns due to what locals call “The Biden Illegal Alien Crisis.”
🔹Crimes are up in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio.
🔹Cities not directly on the border, like San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Uvalde are experiencing similar crime surges.
A San Antonio veteran police officer, who asked not to be identified, was upfront about the causes.
“Our Chief (William) McManus is owned by Democrat operatives,” he said. “It’s common knowledge he aids and abets illegal alien transports here. He was caught a few years back helping a tractor trailer full of them escape behind a Wal-Mart and is supposed to being investigated by the Attorney General, but we don’t hear much about that anymore.”
“We know it’s all due to Democrat immigration policies to defund police, ICE, Border Patrol and squelch our ability to serve and protect,” he continued. “It’s all bullcrap. F**ck Joe Biden.”
Perhaps the Uvalde Mayor explained the key difference between border towns and inner cities best.
“Ours is not the same as y’all’s here in Del Rio,” McLaughlin said at the October meeting. “Ours is the ‘got-aways,’ the ‘get-aways,’ the people that are walking around cutting our ranchers’ fences.”
“They’re trashing houses. Our crime rate is up in Uvalde. I’m not saying 100 percent of it is from the migrants, but it’s up considerably,” the mayor added.
McLaughlin knows the increase in criminal activity in Uvalde is due, at least in great part, to the immigrant surge.
“I believe it, and so does my sheriff and the chief of police. We think at least part of it is the migrants coming through and trying to break into places,” McLaughlin said.
A big surge has been experienced in “bailouts.”
“At first, our problem was high-speed chases, and we were having three or four of those every day. Now we’ve got the chases stopped, but they come into town, and we run the license plates or DPS runs the license plates, and they don’t match the car. Then they speed up for two blocks, and everybody in the car bails out, and you’ve got 10 or 12 people that were in the car now running through town,” he said.
“My concern is, what are we going to do to stop this? With the surge you all had here in September, we were wide open,” he said. “There wasn’t a Border Patrol agent to be found in Uvalde. They even shut the checkpoint down.”
McLaughlin noted challenging issues with immigrants “riding the rails” east after they cross the border illegally.
‘PEDOPHILES, RAPISTS, MURDERERS’
“We have the trains that we stop in Uvalde every day, and we’re getting anywhere from 10 to 50 (immigrants) a day. On some days, 100,” he explained. “And now we’re finding out that some of those people are pedophiles, rapists, murderers.”
“They’re coming back on that train, and thankfully, Border Patrol is catching most of those people, but we really can’t get any information about what they’re doing with those people, where they’re taking them, and that’s concerns us,” the mayor said.
“We’re not against immigration, but there’s a right way to do it, and the way we’re doing it, the way this (Biden) administration is letting it take place, is wrong,” he noted.
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