New footage shows Border Patrol capturing four men from Mexico as they attempted to evade law enforcement and cross the border at Eagle Pass.
“They will be transported and processed for removal by Border Patrol. If they claim fear—As the majority do—They may be released with a notice to appear,” News Nation correspondent Ali Bradley posted on X on Wednesday.
“While Shelby Park is fortified, the outskirts are not and small groups continue to cross in and around Eagle Pass,” she continued.
Earlier this month, Center for Immigration Studies Fellow Todd Bensman wrote that the plummeting numbers of illegal aliens crossing the border into Texas is a sign of the possibility that President Joe Biden has struck a deal with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to aid Biden in his re-election campaign.
Bensman writes that during the month of December, Border Patrol reported between 12,000 and 14,000 illegal border crossings per day near the end of December, with official numbers soaring over 300,000 during the entire month.
However, he states that “according to government data confidentially shared with me [Bensman], it has dropped to a still managerially catastrophic yet smaller 4,000 to 5,000 a day.”
Bensman argues that the dramatic decrease in illegal aliens crossing the southern border is connected with Biden’s diplomatic visits to Mexico City. “The officials returned to Washington reporting fuzzy platitudes and no details about whatever deal they struck with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.”
Immediately following the visit, the Mexican government seemed to be undertaking serious anti-illegal immigration action at the border such as rounding up potential would-be border jumpers at the country’s northern border and shipping them south.
This comes as Border Patrol and the Texas National Guard remain in a standoff at Shelby Park—which Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated he will refuse to surrender to federal agents seeking to destroy Texas’ concertina razor wire fencing.
Texas Scorecard reached out to the White House for more information on conversations between President Biden and President López Obrador but has not received a response.