Sheriffs Threatened

( – Corroborating that the closer the illegal aliens are to the border, the more danger Americans and officials are in, Terrell County Sheriff Thaddeus Cleveland shared on NewsNation that cartel members have been using social media to threaten officials, himself included.

Appearing on “NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes,” Cleveland discussed the threats he faces from cartel members who regularly monitor his Facebook account.

As the Texas sheriff is regularly active on social media, updating the public on border-related matters, he stated he has been bombarded with messages that contain vulgarities and offensive terms, combined with warnings that the members are keeping tabs on him and “his woman.”

NewsNation host Marni Hughes asked Cleveland about his opinions on the matter and asked if there was a particular message that deeply concerned him stating:

“I don’t put a whole lot of worry, you know, I’m pretty secure in my faith. And I’ve taken an oath on three different occasions – first in the United States military, then as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, [and] now a sheriff. So I’m going to do what’s right for our citizens, for our nation. Regardless of what’s thrown at us, you just gotta chalk that up in the back of your mind and continue to do what you do.”

Cleveland also added that although he has not collaborated with other local departments regarding the threats, his years as a Border Patrol agent taught him that cartel members occasionally put out “hits” on agents as it’s part of the job.

Furthermore, Hughes pressed the sheriff on whether the threats had made him rethink his social media activity.

He replied that he was never a big fan of social media, but as sheriff, he had to showcase the issues they face in Terrell County. Also, he wanted to emphasize the admirable work of the U.S. Border Patrol agents along the U.S. and Mexico border.

According to NewsNation, beyond threats, cartel members reportedly use social media to track if their shipments pass through the U.S. unnoticed.

The southern border has witnessed a significant surge in illegal crossings in recent years, with December 2023 marking the highest monthly total of migrant encounters ever recorded by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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