In a single day, the number of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, who are waiting underneath the International Bridge, has doubled. Now, there are more than 8,000 of these people, most of whom are from Haiti. Sources say that the situation there has overwhelmed Border Patrol.
Fox News has released drone footage, showing the sheer number of migrants who are under the bridge, just waiting for Border Patrol to apprehend them. The number of people has surged in a single day.
The numbers were sitting at 4,000 on Wednesday. However, when Thursday morning came, the count has drastically gone up to 8,200. According to a source, as reported by Fox, Border Patrol has become overwhelmed by the situation and that it is “out of control.”
Additionally, a source from law enforcement revealed that the majority of migrants come from Haiti and that more people are arriving at the said area each minute.
This is just the latest chaotic border situation that’s currently happening all while the Biden administration struggles to handle the migrant surge. The border crisis has overwhelmed authorities, with Republican Party members blaming the current administration’s immigration policies as the cause of all the chaos.
Number of Migrant Encounters Breaches 200,000 for the Second Month in a Row
On Wednesday, Customs and Border Protection announced that they have encountered 208,877 migrants in August. This shows a small decline from July’s 212,000 encounters. However, for the second month in a row, the figures have breached the 200,000 mark.
Around 44% of the said number of encounters ended in expulsion based on Title 42 of public health protections. However, among the 86,000 family units encountered last month, only 19% were expelled.
The current administration has repeatedly laid down the blame on the Trump administration for stopping legal means of getting asylum. It also pushed for a plan that focuses more on tackling the “root causes” of migration, such as violence, poverty, and corruption.
Meanwhile, members of the Republican Party have blamed the Biden administration’s decision to roll back on immigration policies made during Trump’s administration, such as the border wall construction and Migrant Protection Protocols.