Last weekend, Alliance for a Safe Texas confirmed another consequence of the Biden administration’s open border policies incentivizing illegal border crossings—strained county resources leave unidentified illegal aliens haphazardly buried in Texas soil.
“The unprecedented number of illegal aliens incentivized to come to the United States continue to strain the state of Texas and local border communities, causing devastatingly inhumane burials of deceased children and adults,” said Sheena Rodriguez, president of Alliance for a Safe Texas.
Alliance for a Safe Texas found that “some Texas counties were forced to bring in mobile morgues after ninety-eight bodies were discovered” and “three weeks ago, the Sun Dispatch reported that the overwhelmed funeral home in Eagle Pass, Texas, could no longer accept the bodies of deceased migrants.”
Eagle Pass, located in Maverick County in the Del Rio sector, has reportedly been overwhelmed with the dead.
[Cabello] visited the Memorial Funeral Chapel in Eagle Pass, witnessed, photographed, and counted twenty-one graves. Each with cheap PVC crosses and marked with paper place marks titled unidentified “John/Jane Does.” One grave in the picture states “Baby John Doe,” suggesting the deceased was an infant or young child.
Notably, in the Del Rio sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 376,000 illegal border-crossers this federal fiscal year, and Forbes reported a record-breaking 748 illegal alien deaths in the past year, many from dehydration, drownings, and exposure to the elements.
Texas Scorecard reached out to the Maverick County judge for confirmation and was referred to the Maverick County Planning Office, who explained that they only donate the land and the PVC crosses are there to ensure the dead are not dug up.
The Maverick County Planning Office then suggested that any questions be addressed to Memorial Funeral Chapel. Alliance for a Safe Texas previously contacted the director of Memorial Funeral Chapel, who “stated that they are overwhelmed and noted that the County Judge oversees the handling of the cases,” passing the buck back to the county judge.
“What is certain is the unnecessary continued loss of human life, fueled by the incentivization of the federal government, will not cease,” said Rodriguez. “The devastating impact on the state of Texas and border towns is beyond overwhelming. Small Texas towns are forced to make inhumane decisions they would certainly never make under normal circumstances.”
“The United States is better than this. Texas MUST be better than this,” said Rodriguez.
Texas must ensure that these human beings are respectfully placed into the graves, a database of information is made available for concerned loved ones to search, and proper Christian crosses are placed on the gravesites.
Alliance for a Safe Texas is calling on state officials to “ensure that these deceased individuals, particularly the children, are treated with dignity.”