As the Biden administration continues to break records with the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border, reports of violence continue to pour in.

U.S. Border Patrol encountered more illegal aliens in November than ever before—233,740—according to a report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Fox News also reported at least an additional 73,000 gotaways according to their CBP sources.

These gotaways are traipsing through Texas lands—some armed and dangerous.

Kinney County—nestled between two legal ports of entry in Del Rio and Eagle Pass—is a smuggling highway. With just over 3,000 residents, the county alerted citizens to this situation on Christmas Eve:

Law Enforcement ended a pursuit of a vehicle on highway 131 towards Brackettville, Texas. All occupants absconded on foot towards the back end of Ft. Clark Springs. All occupants are to be considered armed and dangerous. Stay indoors and keep all doors and vehicles locked. Updates will follow. Call 911 if any suspicious persons are seen.

Reports say the vehicle occupants opened fire on two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers before fleeing.

With more than 2.3 million illegal border crossings on the southwest border in the previous federal fiscal year and more than 500,000 two months into this federal fiscal year, the U.S. is well on track to again have more than 2 million illegal border crossings.

Some will head to the legal ports of entry to be processed by Border Patrol. Others, with criminal records and dangerous motives, will use the surge to slip into Texas.

Of the 233,740 encounters in November, “16% involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months, compared to an average one-year re-encounter rate of 14 percent for FY2014-2019,” according to CBP.

CBP also explained that 67 percent of all southwest border encounters were with single adults, not families fleeing poor circumstances.

Meanwhile, the number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody also rose—from 12,024 in October to 13,150 in November (a 9.4 percent increase). CBP averaged 597 children in custody per day in November compared to 491 per day in October.

Fox News has also reported 86 deaths and more than 3,000 rescues thus far this fiscal year as illegals attempt to cross the Rio Grande.

“Never before has an American regime so totally abandoned its duty to its people,” said Texans for Strong Borders. “This has to end—no more excuses and buck-passing.”

Texans are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to assume the powers present in the invasion clauses of the U.S. and Texas constitutions, which have been clearly laid out by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a step-by-step plan, to stop the invasion at the Texas-Mexico border and secure the state.

Concerned citizens can contact the governor’s office to register their opinions on the issue.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.