Helicopter footage from Friday showed thousands of migrants crossing into Texas from Mexico across the Rio Grande.
On Thursday, it was reported that over 10,000 illegal immigrants have taken shelter under the Del Rio International Bridge as they wait for Border Patrol to process them. Some migrants have waited as long as five days to be processed.
Del Rio's mayor, Bruno Lozano, claimed there were 10,503 migrants under the bridge although that figure has reportedly increased since then. While the majority of the immigrants are from Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, hundreds of migrants have been spotted going back and forth between Texas and Mexico for supplies, food, and water.
Throughout 2021, the Biden administration has tried dealing with the immigrant crisis by deporting illegal immigrants under the CDC's Title 42 health order related to COVID-19. The order led to almost 1 million deportations, but United States District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Thursday that the U.S. can no use the order to deport families.
Over 1 million illegal immigrants have been stopped at the U.S. border so far this year. Last month was the first time in over 20 years that border patrol encountered over 200,000 illegal immigrants in consecutive months.
Source: NY Post