A Texas rancher is calling out the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the Biden administration for allowing the border crisis to rage on. 

During an interview with Fox News, Wayne King, a rancher living in Eagle Pass, Texas, blasted the Biden administration, calling them “traitors.”

“He’s an absolute traitor. He lies under oath. He says that the border is secure; it’s not. He took an oath to protect us, and he’s not doing it,” said King. “The whole administration is the same way, even our president of the United States. I call him a traitor too.” 

The Biden administration recently filed a lawsuit against Texas for its new border security effort that creates a state crime for entering the country illegally and empowers law enforcement to arrest illegal crossers. U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta claims the law is “clearly unconstitutional.”

King says the challenge is “proof that he [President Joe Biden] doesn’t care.” 

“It’s just crazy. Our governor is trying to protect us and take care of us here on our own homeland, but yet our federal government is going to try and keep him from doing it. Treason,” said King.

Although official numbers have not been released for the month of December, some U.S. Customs and Border Protection sources have confirmed that there have been more than 300,000 illegal alien encounters at the southwest border. 

Last month, Texas Scorecard reported on footage showing thousands of illegal aliens flooding into Eagle Pass. A citizen journalist capturing the footage said, “Eagle Pass was seeing on average 1,500 daily encounters from predominantly Venezuela and Central America.”

Additionally, Fox News reported that last week Border Patrol agents apprehended an illegal alien who had a prior murder conviction. The arrest made him the 10th such arrest since the 2024 fiscal year began. During Fiscal Year 2023, there were more than 35,000 criminals encountered at the Southwest border. 

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is continuing his efforts to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Previously Texas placed concertina wire along the shore of the Rio Grande and has continued to build more border walls in an attempt to curtail illegal crossings. Abbott has also continued his busing initiative, sending thousands to “sanctuary cities” across the United States. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.