Watch the Texas Trooper dashcam showing illegal immigrants getting out of a smuggler’s car after a police chase — the 473rd chase of its kind since Operation Lone Star began in March
- Dashcam video taken from a Texas trooper car shows a shocking scene after chasing a people smuggler’s vehicle in the border town of Del Rio
- About a dozen illegal immigrants are seen from the smuggler’s car, with only the driver and a few occupants attached
- The video is one of many recent examples of law enforcement officers encountering cars crammed with people who entered the country illegally.
- Texas DPS told Fox News that their troopers have been involved in 473 car chases since the start of Operation Lone Star last Wednesday
- In the first two months of Operation Lone Star, which began on March 4, Texas DPS made 598 arrests and 16,000 referrals of illegal immigrants to U.S. Customs
- Lone Star has resulted in the arrest of 52,000 illegal immigrants and the disruption of 40 stash houses
Dashcam video taken from a Texas State trooper’s car shows a shocking scene after police chase a people smuggler’s vehicle in Del Rio, and about a dozen illegal immigrants pour out.
The driver, a people smuggler, dumps the car on the side of the highway while the illegal immigrants try to flee through a fenced hedge. The trooper was able to capture the driver and some occupants, but some managed to escape.
The video, shot last week in the border town, is one of many recent examples of law enforcement encountering cars crammed with people who have entered the country illegally.
Last Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said: Fox news that their troopers have been involved in 473 car chases since the start of Operation Lone Star, which began on March 4.
Dashcam video taken by a Texas trooper shows a chase of a people smuggler’s vehicle in the border town of Del Rio
About a dozen illegal immigrants were seen pouring out of the smuggler’s car
Operation Lone Star was set up by the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott amid a wave of illegal immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador crossing the US-Mexico border. It deploys law enforcement in areas where people and drug smugglers are known to be prevalent.
In its first two months, the Texas DPS made 598 criminal arrests and referred more than 16,000 illegal immigrants to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to a report. Valley Central news report.
On Saturday, Abbott said the operation had resulted in the arrest of 52,000 illegal immigrants and the disruption of 40 stash houses.
Meanwhile, scenes like the one in Del Rio have become commonplace. Fox News received video footage of a similar incident on the same day. Another trooper pulled over a truck causing the illegal immigrants to flee.
Bill Melugin of Fox News reported that the driver and all occupants who ran were caught by authorities.
The smuggler can be seen as he bails, and at least a dozen illegal immigrants run away and flee. Trooper focused on driver and caught him. Some passengers escaped
Texas DPS told Fox News that their troopers have been involved in 473 car chases since the start of Operation Lone Star last Wednesday
Abbott has criticized the Biden administration’s approach to the state’s ongoing immigration issue and pledged $250 million for a new wall along the border after Biden scuttled the project in January.
The bottom line is that because the current administration has completely abandoned enforcement of the laws passed by the United States Congress regarding immigration, there has been an unprecedented increase in people crossing the border, and the federal government has left it to the state of Texas and its counties to shoulder the burden of responding to the unprecedented amount of people entering the country,” Abbott said earlier this month.
Last month, South Dakota Governor Kristi L. Noem sent 50 National Guard troops to the southern US border in Texas, in a mission funded by GOP mega-donor billionaire Willis Johnson, the Washington Post reported in June.