As the border crisis rages on, recent coverage at the southern border shows an influx of illegal aliens continuing to pour into Texas and other states.
Although U.S. Customs and Border Protection has yet to release the August numbers of illegal crossings, on-the-ground coverage from Fox News reporter Bill Melugin shows an influx of illegal aliens—predominantly from Venezuela—gathering under a bridge in Eagle Pass.
It’s a total free for all in Eagle Pass right now. Mass illegal crossing taking place for over an hour and a half. Almost 2 years to the day we saw 15,000+ Haitians under the bridge in Del Rio, we now have thousands of predominantly Venezuelans gathering under Eagle Pass bridge. pic.twitter.com/VkfUQnexGZ
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) September 20, 2023
The video by Melugin shows a long line of illegal aliens walking through the Rio Grande River to a port of entry. Once there, they are seen huddled under a bridge awaiting the arrival of border patrol agents to process them. Border Patrol agents confirmed to Fox News that more than 2,200 people have crossed illegally since midnight on Monday.
However, this recent footage isn’t the only indication of more illegal crossings to come on the southern border.
In another incident captured on video, a train from Zacatecas, Mexico—roughly 585 miles from the Rio Grande River—was seen headed north toward Texas’ southern border with dozens of migrants cheering and hanging from the sides.
According to the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security, border crossings have dropped 50 to 70 percent since the expiration of Title 42. However, experts have called these numbers into question and over the past several weeks, border patrol agents have seen a surge.
In El Paso, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ‘temporarily’ suspended operations near the port of entry so that personnel can assist in processing illegal aliens who have already arrived at the border. CBP’s El Paso Office of Field Operation announced they will temporarily suspend cargo processing at the Bridge of the Americas port of entry. It recommended that “members of the trade community may consider the nearby Ysleta, Santa Teresa, or Marcelino Serna (Tornillo) cargo facilities as alternative entry points.”
President of Texans for Strong Borders, Chris Russo, told Texas Scorecard that Texas can no longer wait for the Biden administration to help and must take action to repel illegal aliens.
“Despite the Governor’s insistence that he has declared an invasion pursuant to Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, tens of thousands of illegal aliens have poured into Texas over just the last several weeks,” explained Russo.
“It is absolutely essential that the Governor use all available state resources to physically repel illegal border crossings all across the state. We cannot afford to wait for the Biden administration to change its open borders policies. Texas can and must take the lead in order to end this invasion at our border,” he said.