Migrants attempt to hide out in El Paso family’s backyard until camera spooks them
A group of migrants tried hiding in the backyard of an El Paso, Texas, home before fleeing the area when they noticed they were on security camera.
Footage posted to a local news and information page showed a man carrying a young child toward the home in the dark as he looks around and crouches against an exterior wall.
The video was posted late last week and shows seven other men, women and children then trickling over, with some crouching at a nearby stone wall.
One person can then be seen surveying the area. He then points toward the home’s security camera before everyone stands up and walks away.
The caught-on-camera incident allegedly took place outside an occupied home within the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Native American tribal grounds located approximately 13 miles from El Paso’s downtown area.
The migrants were ultimately apprehended, the caption states, although The Post wasn’t able to independently verify that was the case.
Tribal police had recently warned locals about migrants flooding into the area, according to a different post on the Instagram account.
“Tribal Police is urging community members to monitor their property and report any trespassers or suspicious activity immediately,” the warning states.
Locals previously told The Post how border city El Paso has become overrun by migrants – in some cases with illegals taking refuge in their yards and neighborhoods.
Luis Lujan, who lives less two miles from the US-Mexico border, told the Post he has seen migrants hiding in the yards of his neighbors, many of whom are elderly.
“They’re afraid — we don’t know if they’re going to break into our houses,” he said in November last year. “We don’t confront them because we don’t know if they have guns. We don’t know if they have knives.”
And more than a dozen migrants were caught on video in December dodging traffic after hopping a 30-foot border wall and running onto an E Paso highway.
“This is our government f—ing money, yes sir,” a driver can be heard saying. “Another one! Another one! Another one!”
The Texas government is bracing for a flood of illegal migrants into the country at the end of Title 42 on Thursday. Law enforcement sources previously told The Post thousands of migrants had gathered along the Mexico border ahead of the deadline.
Title 42 is a pandemic-era measure that has allowed border patrol to swiftly eject migrants from certain countries without hearing their asylum claims, citing public health reasons.
The federal policy was enacted under President Donald Trump and is among the federal policies being ended by his successor.
During a Monday press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the end of Title 42 would likely “cause a catastrophic disaster in the United States.”
According to data obtained by The Post, up to 16,000 migrants are waiting to cross into San Diego from Tijuana, while as many as 35,000 are waiting in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to cross into El Paso.
Texas cities of Brownsville, El Paso and Laredo have already declared states of emergency.