TX: Happening now: Steady stream of migrants in Eagle Pass— There are roughly 250 people now beneath the bridge waiting to be processed.
The city of Eagle Pass is under a local disaster declaration. DHS is sending 800 troops to the southern border to help with the influx. pic.twitter.com/G4oeFd1jzY
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) September 21, 2023
BREAKING: An emergency declaration has been issued in Eagle Pass, Texas after a surge of migrants invaded the southern border.
The declaration was made by Eagle Pass mayor Rolando Salinas after over a thousand migrants crossed the border.
Most of the migrants are coming from… pic.twitter.com/txkpmzl2FI
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 20, 2023
We call the Border Patrol the Care Bears, because they are the Love Police.
Thousands of predominantly Venezuelan adult illegal immigrants moved into Texas and gathered under a nearby bridge on Wednesday, reminiscent of the Haitian migrant crisis two years ago — just as numbers are again skyrocketing at the border.
Texas troopers told Fox News that their initial count of the number of migrants moving across the water into Eagle Pass on Wednesday was about 4,000. The migrants gathered under the bridge and were waiting to be processed by Border Patrol, in the hope of being released into the U.S.
Many of them told Fox News that they were arriving from Venezuela, with some saying they arrived on a train from Mexico. The Mexican military deployed on the Mexican side of the border, but it did not stop the migrants from crossing.
The U.S. has seen a sharp uptick in crossings at the southern border in recent days. Officials have made over 45,000 migrant encounters in the last five days alone both at the ports of entry and between them, sources told Fox on Wednesday, with multiple days of over 8,000 illegal immigrant encounters.
Sources have also told Fox News that there were around 230,000 migrant encounters in August — Customs and Border Protection has not yet released its official numbers. That 230,000 would be up significantly from over 180,000 in July and 144,000 in June. August’s numbers would mark the highest month in 2023.
Border Patrol sectors have been overwhelmed with the numbers they are seeing, with mass street releases taking place in the last week in Tucson and San Diego. Fox has previously reported how Border Patrol has set up targets for sectors to more quickly process migrants through their facilities as they attempt to handle the influx.
In a statement, CBP said it was temporarily suspending vehicle processing operations at two bridges in the area “in order to redirect personnel to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with taking migrants into custody.”
“In response to this influx in encounters, we will continue to surge all available resources to expeditiously and safely process migrants,” the statement said. “We will maximize consequences against those without a legal basis to remain in the United States. CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation.”
That’s what they’re doing. The Border Patrol is not about stopping migrants, it’s about helping them across and processing them.
By the end of Joe Biden’s first term, more than ten million people will have entered the country, officially. The real number is probably triple that.
Seriously, what is the point of even talking about it at this point?
A constant stream of undocumented migrants has been passing into Texas since sunrise.
Send in the Army. Enough of the madness. pic.twitter.com/i97AFV6I6f
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 21, 2023