Texas County Sends Law Enforcement Help to Border Region

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas—Galveston Constable Jimmy Fullen reported for duty 370 miles from home, at the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 16. For the next two weeks Fullen will help beef up the law enforcement presence in the small border county. “Not sure what to expect. But I’m sure we’re going to get our feet wet pretty quick,” Fullen told The Epoch Times. Kinney County has been struggling to keep up with the number of illegal aliens passing through, especially those walking through the ranches and cutting fences, destroying property, and stealing vehicles. The county sits in Texas’ Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, which has become the second busiest along the border for illegal crossings. In July, Border Patrol detected, but failed to apprehend, almost 10,000 illegal aliens, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics released by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas). The county has started prosecuting illegal aliens for criminal trespass …

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