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Texas Department of Public Safety shares video showing group of migrants attempting to climb border wall in Santa Teresa


ABC-7 reached out to U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector and to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

U.S. Border Patrol said anyone assaulting or attacking U.S. federal agents will face consequences. They are in communication with Mexican authorities to find the people responsible for these acts.

Anyone trying to cross between ports of entry is violating U.S. immigration laws. They will be processed under Title Eight and could face expulsion and a five-year ban from the U.S.

We asked Texas DPS about their operations in the state of New Mexico assisting federal agents during migrant smuggling attempts into the U.S. as shown in the video.

The Press Secretary of Texas DPS said in a statement:

"The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is authorized to operate aircraft anywhere in the United States and regularly assists law enforcement agency partners, including U.S. Border Patrol. Because DPS only provided aircraft support in this video, we’d refer you to Border Patrol for any further information."

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety shared a video to social media platform X showing what appears to be a group of migrants attempting to climb the border wall near the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

Texas DPS provided air support to agents at the scene. According to Texas DPS, these migrants threw rocks, sand, and water bottles at Border Patrol agents.

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