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Texas resident Bonnie Elbert, Pastor Luis Cabrera and US Congressional candidate Mayra Flores shared their first-hand accounts of the crisis at the US-Mexico border as the situation continues to escalate with the planned end of the title 42 in May.
New footage released on Tuesday showed the mass release of single adult migrants into the country in Brownsville, Texas.
“We don’t even know what people are taking on this bus,” Pastor Cabrera said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
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“People go through this country, and we don’t even know who they are.”
Bonnie Elbert, a mother of six who lives just outside Brownsville, said she saw no Border Patrol presence, which she says has led to an increase in drug trafficking.
“We see guys from all over Mexico almost daily, smuggling drugs into our community in our cities,” she told host Brian Kilmeade.
Mayra Flores, candidate for the United States Congress, emigrated to the United States legally when she was 6 years old.
“It’s so important for us to focus on legal immigration and how we can help these good people come here legally where they don’t have to go through such a dangerous journey,” she said. .
Cabrera expressed sympathy for migrants who experience “horrible” things trying to get to the US border, but questioned whether America has the resources to care for migrants.
“We can’t take care of our own homeless people here,” he said. “It kinda bothers me that we’re willing to bend over backwards for people in other countries, but we can’t even take care of our own people here, our own American citizens.”
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Flores said she was running in the 34th congressional district to send a message to Democrats that she does not support policies that are “destroying our country and our communities.”
“Clearly the Biden administration does not care about the safety of the American people, or about immigrants,” Flores said.
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She pointed to the need for improved border policies before Title 42 is repealed and said the people of South Texas have had enough.
“Wanting to put South Texas families first shouldn’t be political,” she said. “We are tired of corruption.