The disaster at the southern border is heading toward becoming a massive crisis, as now mobs of illegal immigrants are headed towards and across the US-Mexico border as Title 42, a Covid-era authority that made the deportation of illegals easier, is set to expire.
The scope of the massive problem was shown by drone footage capture and shared by Fox. Fox LA personality Bill Melugin tweeted it out with the caption, “NEW: Remarkable video from our Fox drone team shows an enormous line of hundreds of migrants who just crossed illegally into Brownsville, TX this evening. A large majority of them are single adults. The RGV continues to see a massive surge of illegal crossings ahead of T42 drop.”
Watch the horrifying footage here:
NEW: Remarkable video from our Fox drone team shows an enormous line of hundreds of migrants who just crossed illegally into Brownsville, TX this evening. A large majority of them are single adults. The RGV continues to see a massive surge of illegal crossings ahead of T42 drop. pic.twitter.com/xHDV8sc8PD
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 8, 2023
The New York Post reported on the massive scale of the border invasion shown by the Fox footage, saying:
Drone footage showed the steady stream of hundreds of migrants walking from Mexico to Texas days before Title 42 is set to expire.
The aerial footagecaptured by Fox News’ Flight Team shows the massive line snaking its way late Sunday from Matamoros to Brownsville, where US agents are reportedly seeing 2,000 migrants entering each day.
In the first four days of May, more than 8,000 asylum seekers have already made their way into the US from Mexico along the entire southern border, the news outlet reported, citing Customs and Border Protection sources.
Officials expected that number to soar to as many as 14,000 a day when the pandemic-era emergency measure that allowed for the rapid expulsion of some 2.8 million asylum seekers since March 2020 expires on Thursday.
With the Biden Administration appearing insouciant to many Americans in the face of an illegal immigrant invasion, particularly given KJP’s recent comments on the matter in which she claimed that illegal immigration is down 90%, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has stepped in to attempt to staunch the tide of humanity flowing across the border. He’s doing so with the formation and deployment of a tactical border force, which he announced by saying:
“With the ending of Title 42 on Thursday, President Biden is laying down the welcome mat to people across the entire world, but Texas is deploying our new Texas Tactical Border Force. The Texas National Guard is loading Blackhawk helicopters and C-130s and deploying specially trained soldiers for the Texas Tactical Border Force, who will be deployed to hotspots all along the border to help intercept and repel large groups of migrants trying to enter Texas illegally. The Texas Tactical Border Force will bolster our Operation Lone Star efforts to secure the Texas border amid the chaos caused by President Biden’s elimination of Title 42.”
Joining Governor Abbott in speaking on the new border force and the problem at the border was Texas border czar Mike Banks, who said:
“I have traveled along the border and seen firsthand the impact President Biden’s border crisis is having on Texas communities. Governor Abbott is doing the job that President Biden and the federal government is refusing to do, and Texas will continue to work relentlessly to defend our border. Today’s deployment of the Texas Tactical Border Force will allow us to shift resources to needed locations effectively and efficiently. I will continue to work with Governor Abbott as we continue to protect Texas against this unprecedented influx of illegal immigration.”
Governor Abbott’s office gave a few more details on the new border force in its report on the creation of it and the spiraling border situation, saying:
The deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force represents the third phase of the Governor’s increased border security mission as President Biden ends Title 42. Following today’s press conference, two units of hundreds of trained service members departed for the border to El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. The same operation is planned tomorrow, with two more elements of hundreds of soldiers deploying to the Rio Grande Valley.
The first completed phase began last month with the shifting of Texas National Guard soldiers and assets, such as drone teams and razor wire barriers, to hotspots along the Texas-Mexico border. On Sunday, a second phase was implemented with the deployment of two quick reaction forces composed of military police units, one in El Paso and one deployed today from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley.
The new Texas Tactical Border Force is in addition to Governor Abbott’s historic Operation Lone Star border security mission, which was first launched in March 2021. Under Operation Lone Star, Texas has deployed thousands of Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS troopers to the border and apprehended more than 373,000 illegal immigrants, arrested over 28,000 criminals, and seized more than 400 million lethal doses of fentanyl—enough to kill every man, woman, and child in America. The Texas Tactical Border Force and Operation Lone Star are part of Governor Abbott’s comprehensive border security strategy that includes providing relief to overrun border communities by busing migrants to sanctuary cities, as well as building our own border wall.
With Title 42 ending this Thursday, the Biden Administration estimates up to 13,000 migrants will illegally cross America’s southern border every single day, which could total more than 4.7 million new illegal immigrants in the next year, or roughly the population of Houston’s Harris County.
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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