EL PASO—Texas authorities announced that two Venezuelan illegal aliens attacked and injured a Texas National Guard Soldier in El Paso. The attack resulted in him falling into concertina wire.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the incident took place Wednesday of last week. The soldier told a DPS trooper that a female grabbed him by the neck, attempting to push him down, while a male grabbed the soldier’s left leg, causing him to fall into the concertina wire. 

Around 10:30 a.m. a DPS trooper responded to a radio call of an assault that happened near the Rio Grande. Once the trooper arrived on scene he found the soldier where he was informed of the incident. 

The illegal aliens were later identified as a 38-year-old female, Karla Dividay Matar Jaimes, and a 33-year-old male, Yoel Jesus Guerra Urdaneta. Both were charged with assault; however, the female was charged at large—allowing her to be freed—due to her traveling with minors. The male, Urdaneta, received a $3,500 bond. 

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office Director John Fabbricatore posted on social media that he was upset with the decision to allow the woman to be let go. 

“How was she charged at large!!!! She should have been detained in a Family facility with the children. There are soft sided facilities for adults with minors. She assaulted a soldier,” wrote Fabbricatore on X (formerly Twitter). “If a citizen had done that the children would have been put in state custody and she would be in jail! This is a two tiered Justice system in which illegal aliens are benefiting!”

Texas has been dealing with the costly effects of the Biden border crisis, including putting up physical barriers and busing more than 50,000 migrants to sanctuary cities. 

Although September numbers have not been released, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has documented more than 2.2 million illegal alien encounters this fiscal year at the southwest border.

Last month, the Biden administration also announced they would be granting Temporary Protected Status to all Venezuelans who have lived in the United States since July. NBC News reported this would grant such status to more than 200,000 illegal immigrants.  However, Fox News estimated the Biden plan would apply to “approximately” 470,000 illegal aliens. The protected status protects them from deportation and gives them the ability to obtain work permits.

This month, the Biden administration announced they would be restarting direct deportations to Venezuela to curb the amount of illegal alien crossings along the southern border. 

Currently, in the third legislative special session, the Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 11, which creates a criminal penalty for improper entry from a foreign nation. The measure passed in a vote of 19-12, with all Democrats voting against the measure. It is now pending in the House State Affairs Committee.

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.