A group of migrants were caught trying to break into a woman’s Texas ranch house before getting into her neighbor’s home just 50 miles over the US-Mexico border.
Shocking security footage shared by Fox News‘ Bill Melugin shows the moment the group of immigrants began kicking at the door of the home in Edwards County.
TX: Deborah Douglas owns a ranch on the Kinney/Edwards Co line—They just finished building 2 months ago. Her cameras caught 4 men who she says are migrants attempting to break her door down. She says it’s the 2nd time this has happened—She now carries a gun when she goes outside. pic.twitter.com/QWMPeFXlpu
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) December 26, 2022
As members of the group try to force open the windows, to no avail, one of them grabs what appears to be a 2×4 plank of wood and starts slamming it against the door.
Thankfully, it did not budge. The homeowner had latched the dead bolt to the steal frame.
The woman had spent $13,000 upgrading after previous break in attempts. They had previously succeeded in breaking in to her neighbors house but managed to flee before border patrol could arrive.
Property owner tells me the men successfully broke into her neighbor’s home after they left hers, and that they were gone by the time Border Patrol responded. She said she latched her front door’s deadbolt to steel frame so they couldn’t get into hers this time. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 28, 2022
The stressful situation comes as waves of migrants continue to turn up at the border, with a gaping hole discovered along the wall near El Paso for asylum seekers to slip through.
As thousands of migrants have made their way to and through the border this year out of concern that Title 42 would end, Texas has seen an invasion of some migrants killing local pets, stealing from shops, and knocking on doors late at night.
One resident in Eagle Pass said she has now taught her children to use tasers and other weapons to defend their family business.
‘It’s something that has had to be done because we don’t know what can happen,’ Laura Ramos told Fox News. ‘We don’t know these people or where they come from.’
Another resident said his youngest sister heard a knock on her bedroom window late at night.
‘It’s pretty scary,’ he said. ‘We’re getting used to it already because unfortunately, nothing is really being done.‘
An Eagle Pass business owner said she now closes her business at 7pm because she employs a staff made up entirely of women.
‘We now close at seven because it gets dark, people are walking around, all girls, you just never know,’ she said.
She added that she now keeps ‘several weapons’ in the store to defend her employees.
Border patrol officers on the southern border captured 233,740 illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico last month.
The figure is the highest number of illegal border crossings ever recorded for November.