As illegal aliens continue to flood the southwest border, it has been revealed that these foreign nationals are provided with GPS coordinates that enable them to gather at specific locations on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande to cross en masse. 

Although it is unclear who is behind the new scheme, Border Hawk News reports that some have indicated Mexican authorities may be involved. 

“We accompanied this caravan that walked for an hour in the darkest [sic] to reach the crossing point. The [migrants] said they were angry Mexican authorities sent them to cross into this dangerous area of the river at night,” explained Border Hawk News correspondent Efraín González.

“Most of these people do not know how to get to the river. However, through GPS they obtain the exact location where forklift tractors raise[d] the razor wire in October,” he added. 

Border Hawk News says that GPS-guided mass crossings into Eagle Pass, Texas, have become much more frequent in November. 

A previous report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) uncovered that President Joe Biden’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been coordinating mass swims across the Rio Grande. 

In recent weeks, mass amounts of illegal aliens have been treading the Rio Grande in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. According to CIS, it seems that DHS has been working with Mexican immigration officers to coordinate mass swims using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp. 

CIS asked several Mexican immigration officers what was going on at the border. They then explained that senior officers were in touch with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials about how many people were gathered at Mexico’s border ready to cross the river. 

The CBP officials would ask the Mexican officials to hold back the migrants until they had finished processing the last batch of illegal aliens through Brownsville, Texas. Once CBP officials were able to take on more illegal aliens, they would message the Mexicans that they were ready to receive more. 

According to the Mexican officers, the administration established this system in late April. This scheme could explain why Mexican immigration officers have been seen stationed at the Rio Grande. 

The process being implemented can be correlated to a “controlled-flow” system, which has been used by Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica to facilitate mass migration to the U.S. border.

Texas Scorecard reached out to CBP but did not receive a response by publication. 

In federal Fiscal Year 2023, CBP encountered 2,475,669 illegal border crossers. Last month—which is the beginning of FY 2024—CBP reported that there were 240,988 encounters on the Southwest border. 

With the increase in illegal crossers flooding Texas’ southern border, state lawmakers are continuing to consider measures to help border communities.

Lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 4, which creates a new state crime for entering Texas illegally and authorizes Texas law enforcement to arrest and prosecute those who cross the border illegally. The measure is currently awaiting final approval from Gov. Greg Abbott. 

Another measure, Senate Bill 3, provides $1.5 billion for the maintenance, operation, and construction of border barrier infrastructure. SB 3 has been sent back to the Senate for approval due to an amendment added in the House.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.