According to a report from Fox News, a massive group of migrants crossed the southern border on Wednesday; they were being guided by smugglers into Eagle Pass, Texas.
Fox News’ border correspondent Bill Melugin says it’s “one of the most massive single groups’ he’s seen.
“BREAKING: One of the most massive single groups we have ever witnessed cross illegally at the border is crossing into Eagle Pass, TX right now. The line of people went so far into the trees it’s hard to get a count. Hundreds upon hundreds. Coyotes guiding them in water,” Melugin tweeted with the footage.
The video was shared by Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who said “This is an invasion.”
From Fox News:
Federal sources told Fox there were 2,258 illegal crossings in Del Rio Sector on Tuesday alone. Over a seven-day period, there were more than 13,000 crossings in the sector.
The staggering numbers provide a glimpse into the crisis, which shows no sign of slowing down as crossers from countries including Cuba and Venezuela reach the U.S.
There were more than 239,000 migrant encounters in May alone. The numbers for June have not yet been released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The crisis escalated shortly after the Biden administration entered office early last year, and has seen consistently high numbers since then. Republicans have blamed the rolling back of Trump-era policies by the administration, as well as narrowed interior enforcement policies and calls for amnesty from Democrats.
Watch the footage below: