Texas sheriff: County 'under siege' with escalating border crisis


Kinney County, Texas, Sheriff Brad Coe told members of Congress on Wednesday his small rural county of less than 3,200 people “was under siege” by illegal foreign nationals “being smuggled through the county on back roads that circumvent U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints.”

Coe said he was “fighting so hard, so I don’t lose the county.”

A former Border Patrol agent of 30 years before he was elected sheriff, Coe testified before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security at a field hearing on border security held in Pharr, Texas.

Kinney County was the first county to declare an invasion in Texas on July 5, 2022. It shares 16 miles of border with Mexico and spans roughly 1,370 square miles.

Primarily rural and agricultural, its residents raise sheep, goats and cattle and rely on hunting as a primary source of revenue.... (Read more)

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