A group of around 50 illegal immigrants overcame border guards in Texas on Sunday, climbing fences and jumping over narrow streams after entering the US illegally. This is evident from a video recorded by Fox News.
The video, captured by a drone, showed an agent in a pickup truck trying to catch more than a dozen migrants running on a dirt road while another agent was chasing more members of the group than they were across a stream near by La Joya, Texas, jumped.
Two of the migrants fleeing on the street appeared to be handcuffed together, indicating that they had escaped custody.
Eventually, the agents captured about 20 of them – a group composed mostly of adult men, the report said.
Another group of migrants – around 53 people from Romania, Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras – surrendered to border guards instead of fleeing, the report said.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned during an interview in Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures that the increase in migrants crossing the southern border is causing a “dramatic increase” in the amount of drugs brought into the US become.
“The Texas Department of Public Security patrols the border every day. And they’ve seen an 800 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl getting over the limit. They confiscated enough fentanyl this year to kill every man, woman and child in New York state, “Abbott said on Sunday.
He said that while Texas cracks down on the drug trafficking, “Americans need to wake up to the crisis.”
“The border problem does not affect the Rio Grande Valley. It goes to New York or Minnesota or Chicago, places all over the country. And what is causing the border crisis that opened Biden enriches the cartels that benefit from bringing fentanyl and other drugs to the US, ”Abbott said.
Migrants from the countries of the Northern Triangle – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – have interpreted President Biden’s reversal of the majority of the Trump administration’s immigration policy as a sign of encouragement to travel to the United States.
It has resulted in the Biden White House being overwhelmed by the flood of migrants – especially unaccompanied children – making their way to the United States.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has blamed the new president for the crisis, arguing that the “expectations” he set left migrants with the perception that they would be allowed into the US.