Discovery of safe house uncovers this ugly truth about illegal immigration

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Illegal immigration has always been a problem, but it has become a catastrophe during the Biden administration.

And many law enforcement officials continue to deal with a myriad of problems as they try to stem the flow.

But this one discovery in Texas revealed a very ugly truth about how illegal immigration works in the real world.

Border Patrol agents find hundreds of stash houses in El Paso

A stash house is a piece of property that is used by smugglers to house and hide illegal aliens.

And U.S. Border Patrol agents in El Paso have just apprehended more smugglers who were caught using rental properties for that exact reason.

The agents have found that several short-term rental properties are being exploited by criminal organizations, including one in February where agents saw a U-Haul truck being used to transport illegals. 

At the time, the agents found 14 illegal aliens from Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and El Salvador, including two underage children who were not accompanied by an adult. 

A stash house located near George Dieter Dr. and Montana Ave. in El Paso was damaged earlier this year, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to the property.

To make matters worse, the agents also seized hard narcotics that were being used inside the property. 

The owners had to throw away furniture and other items due to the extensive damage that took place.

Parts of the home were completely destroyed, and the property owner had to close the home for three months until repairs could be completed.

One property owner identified as Jade, said, “At the beginning of this year… we were taken advantage of in one of our properties. We were informed by some neighbors that our house was surrounded by Border Patrol. We immediately showed up and tried to cooperate in any way we could. We handed over the keys, but the locks were changed.”

Jade said once migrant children and adults were removed from the property, they left tens of thousands of dollars in damage behind.

The issue isn’t just limited to local homeowners, as smugglers also rent properties from long-distance owners under false pretenses, using them to conduct illegal smuggling schemes.

According to Customs and Border Patrol, these schemes include taking money from illegals to rent individual rooms. 

The numbers are staggering

El Paso human smuggling intervention teams have uncovered approximately 281 stash houses in the region in the fiscal year 2023 alone.

The stash houses held over 3,655 illegals in total.

For the 2024 fiscal year to date, El Paso agents have already located 44 stash houses containing 471 illegals.

Border Patrol posted the interview with Jade on the social media platform X to help make people aware of the situation.

The caption underneath the post made by Anthony “Scott” Good, El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent read, “The citizens in our local El Paso community provide an important partnership to help us safeguard our city. We encourage anyone with information to report suspicious activity to our office. That one phone call could help save many lives. If you see something, say something and call 1-800-XSECTOR.”

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.