Selena Buentello Price, the second-generation owner of a local barbecue joint called The Wagon Wheel and located in Eagle Pass, Texas, said her restaurant was broken into on five separate occasions since February. This is the first time she’s experienced this uptick in crime, she said, adding that she’s worked at The Wagon Wheel for 19 years and had only experienced one break-in before this year.
“From February to now, I’ve had five,” Price said. “Not only has my business been broken into and ransacked — it’s just the insecurity now, you don’t feel safe at home anymore.”
Texas’s Del Rio sector, which includes Eagle Pass, has admitted more than 375,000 illegal immigrants since October of last year. Price said her town has been “completely overrun.”
“Two locations down from our original location, our smokehouse and our honky-tonk, we have this facility that assists in processing all these immigrants coming in,” Price told Fox News.
“Once they are processed — I literally see busloads on a daily basis — they’re just released, and they find sanctuary in anything that’s abandoned or not,” she continued.
“What I had that I valued — that not only had sentimental value, but had actual monetary value — has depreciated thanks to the mess, the trash, the vandalism.”
Price said she’s terrified migrants are going to “steal something that was a family heirloom of mine and depreciate the value even more by rummaging through my stuff.”
“So, I decided to finally sell my family business,” she said.
Republican state leaders have been trying to draw attention to the migrant crisis by shipping detained illegal migrants to liberal cities, like Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago and, most recently, Martha’s Vineyard.