Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan signed a local disaster declaration on Wednesday amid the recent migrant surge and its impact on the small community of Brackettville, Texas. In the declaration, Judge Shahan requests outside law enforcement assistance. It also asks Governor Greg Abbott to activate Texas National Guard.
Sheriff Brad Coe recently expressed his concern with the burden the migrant surge has placed on his small office. In addition to the countless hours patrolling local highways to reduce human trafficking, Coe also contends with property owner complaints of damages from migrants.
Sheriff Coe spoke to Breitbart Texas on the issue of the declaration and believes nearly 25 more counties will similarly act. The impetus for the signing of the declaration is the concern for public safety and health, partly due to the numerous high-speed pursuits and the accidents caused as a result.
In part, the declaration reads: