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Texas mom won’t let her kids play outside amid border crisis, Joy Reid calls problem ‘nonexistent’

A Texas mother living near the Mexico border has revealed the migrant crisis has become so bad that she is too scared to let her children play outside. 

Alison Anderson, who recently moved to the Texas border town of Del Rio with her family, told ‘Fox and Friends‘ Friday that the situation has been getting worse over the last six months. 

‘Three nights ago, there was a group at our next-door neighbor’s house circling the vehicles and tapping on their daughter’s bedroom window,’ Anderson said.

‘I have neighbors constantly calling me – elderly neighbors, specifically – that are concerned and fearful.’  

‘It was peaceful for a while,’ she said. ‘I was actually enjoying having peace of mind and allowing our kids to play outside, but they can’t do that anymore.’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced earlier this week she is sending the National Guard to the southern border in response to the recent influx of migrants from Central America. 

Alison Anderson (pictured) who recently moved to Del Rio, Texas, with her family, says that she is constantly worried for the safety of her three daughters amid the worsening border crisis

A group of migrants, mainly from Venezuela, wade through the Rio Grande as they cross the US-Mexico border on Wednesday as overall migration swells

A group of migrants, mainly from Venezuela, wade through the Rio Grande as they cross the US-Mexico border on Wednesday as overall migration swells

However, MSNBC host Joy Reid slammed the move while insisting that the migrant issue is a ‘nonexistent crisis’ in a debate segment with Noem on Thursday. =

Reid lambasted Noem and like-minded politicians for pandering to the MAGA crowd after the South Dakota governor made the announcement on Tuesday. 

‘It would appear that our inaugural Absolute Worst is jealous of all the attention that our two record-holders, Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Florida’s Ron DeSantis and so she’s sending South Dakota’s National Guard troops roaming, deploying them to the southern border of Texas, joining MAGA sycophant DeSantis and the governors of Iowa and Nebraska in sending ‘help’ to the border,’ Reid said.

MSNBC's Joy Reid slammed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for deploying the National Guard to the southern border

MSNBC’s Joy Reid slammed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for deploying the National Guard to the southern border 

A member of the National Guard shines a flashlight on immigrants crossing the Rio Grande into the US on June 19 in Roma, Texas

A member of the National Guard shines a flashlight on immigrants crossing the Rio Grande into the US on June 19 in Roma, Texas

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was criticized by MSNBC host Joy Reid for deploying the National Guard along the Texas-Mexico border, with Reid calling it a 'nonexistent crisis'

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was criticized by MSNBC host Joy Reid for deploying the National Guard along the Texas-Mexico border, with Reid calling it a ‘nonexistent crisis’

’50 National Guard troops are being deployed in response to Greg Abbott’s plea for more border security for a nonexistent crisis.’

Reid also pointed out how Noem’s deployment of the National Guard will be privately funded by billionaire Republican donor Willis Johnson. 

‘So there you have it! This is where we’ve come to, America!’ Reid stated. 

‘A super-wealthy political donor is paying for American soldiers to deploy on a military mission with political undertones… It’s certainly not in the best interest of South Dakotans. It’s totally political theater.’

But Texans living by the Mexico border face the reality of the migrant issue on a daily basis, according to Anderson, who told Fox that she and her family have encountered illegal immigrants in the area for years.

‘It’s scary. I want safety. I want something done,’ she said.

‘I’m grateful for the additional support that we’re getting here with law enforcement,’ she added. ‘I wish Border Patrol was able to go and do their jobs again.’ 

Billionaire GOP Donor Willis Johnson is funding South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's endeavor to send the South Dakota National Guard to secure the Texas-Mexico border

Billionaire GOP Donor Willis Johnson is funding South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s endeavor to send the South Dakota National Guard to secure the Texas-Mexico border

Pictured: a map highlighting the states that are sending help and resources to the Texas-Mexico border, including Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa

Pictured: a map highlighting the states that are sending help and resources to the Texas-Mexico border, including Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa

For Noem, sending the National Guard is the answer to Anderson’s plight, saying she is acting on what the Biden administration is failing to do in securing the border.

‘Typically, securing the border would be the responsibility of the federal government, but our federal government is not doing their job and we know that we have dangerous people crossing the border,’ she told Fox’s Lawrence Jones. 

‘We have a lot of drugs coming into our country. We have a lot of human trafficking going on. The governors of Texas and Arizona have asked us for help. And this is a mission that National Guard is trained and equipped and does with excellence.’ 

‘So when they made the request to me, I started running the protocols asking if we had volunteers in my National Guard that would want to do this mission and had more than I could possibly anticipate,’ Noem said.    

In a bipartisan move, Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar has backed state Republicans to compel the Biden administration to act on the migrant issue while calling it a ‘humanitarian crisis.’




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