‘Unsettling’: Vermont resident discovers hard way that Biden’s migrant crisis hits northern border

Increased illegal alien activity at the northern border had one Vermont resident recounting the “unsettling” things found on her property.

“…you never know what you’re going to find out there.”

(Video: Fox News)

With estimate surpassing 8 million illegal entries under President Joe Biden’s watch, the crisis at the southern border has remained a top concern for voters alongside failing foreign policy and crippling economic outlooks.

At over 5,500 miles, the northern border spanned more than double U.S.-Mexico divide and garnered far fewer resources, making it prime territory for enterprising smugglers.

Highgate, Vermont resident Kristy Brow joined “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday to speak with co-host Griff Jenkins, sharing footage taken from her property and her experience living in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Swanton Sector.

“It’s scary to know that you don’t know what’s lurking around in your woods,” she said. “We never know what we’re gonna find out back in our field. We found clothes, as you see in the video — water thermoses — you never know what you’re going to find out there. My son has been out there, and, of course, Border Patrol was following footprints…You don’t feel too safe.”

The Swanton Sector covered a 295-mile stretch of border between Canada and New Hampshire, Vermont and the eastern portion of New York. According to the area’s Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia, “Since October 1, 2023, Swanton Sector Border Patrol Agents have apprehended more than 3,100 subjects from 55 countries (more than Fiscal Years 2022, 21, 20 & 19 combined).”

Surging encounters amounted to a 240% spike across the entire northern border, according to CBP data, and Brow said, “It’s definitely increasing, the amount of people coming over. We don’t see it daily, but at least, every other week…you see some kind of sign that someone was out there.”

“We did have video footage on our trail came of three people coming across. The guy in the front…saw our flash go off, so he motioned to the other guys to stay still. Once, I guess he felt it was safe, then he motioned for them to continue, so they just continued on their way,” she recounted. “Our neighbors, they’ve actually seen people on our property as well going to our field. So, yeah, it’s just kind of unsettling. You don’t know what anyone’s intentions are.”

As previously reported, the locals with Border Patrol “on speed dial” have found themselves on a first-name basis with officials after the frequency of their reported sightings. Chris Feeley, a Swanton, Vermont resident, had even told the New York Post that “The border patrol actually told us, ‘You guys might want to put a pistol in your backpack’ because nine out of 10 of them are just here for a better life, but there’s that one guy that’s got a rap sheet.”

Brow indicated she hadn’t been given the same advice, but her family remained prepared for possible threats anyway. “They don’t tell us to protect ourself…We protect ourself anyway. We’re a hunting family here…We have a lot of protection here, and that’s all you really gotta do is stay protected and lock everything up.”

Kevin Haggerty

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