‘Absolute madness’: A massive horde of migrants storms the El Paso border checkpoint in a brazen attempt to enter the US as wild footage shows them tearing down concrete and wire barriers as agents yell ‘they’re coming, turn it off
- On Sunday, a large group of migrants, numbering around 1,000, were caught on camera trying to cross the southern US border from Mexico.
- Video footage of migrants can be seen trying to overwhelm official checkpoints as they made their way through the port of entry in El Paso, Texas.
- The group consisted mainly of young men, but there were also women and small children present.
A massive group of around 1,000 migrants was caught on camera trying to rush across the southern US border from Mexico on Sunday afternoon.
Video captured by a Fox News reporter shows hordes of migrants rushing through a border checkpoint from Juárez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas.
Footage shows the group, which consists primarily of young men but also includes women and young children, running along a border road as they attempt to overwhelm those at official checkpoints as they pass through the El Paso port of entry. . attempt to enter the United States.
On Sunday, a large group of migrants, numbering around 1,000, were caught on camera trying to cross the southern US border from Mexico.
Video footage of migrants can be seen trying to overwhelm official checkpoints as they made their way through the port of entry in El Paso, Texas.
The clips also show them passing from the Mexican side of the Paso Del Norte bridge, forcing CBP to erect barbed wire barricades and other physical barriers to prevent any crossing.
The video even shows a border patrol agent standing idly by as the group of migrants advances.
According to a reporter on the ground, part of the group may have been pushed away by CBP officers while another group decided to gather around a smaller bridge.
Others tried to cross the border into the US by crossing the river.
CBP issued a statement Sunday night explaining what occurred.
CBP officers, including members of the CBP Mobile Field Force, implemented port tightening measures at the Paso Del Norte International Bridge at 1:30 p.m. the international border represents a potential threat to make a massive entry.
‘CBP’s response included the deployment of physical barriers to restrict entry. As of 5 pm there is no traffic processing in Paso Del Norte. There were also temporary disruptions at two other crossings due to the appearance of groups of migrants, with barricades used at the Stanton Bridge in El Paso.’
The video even shows an overwhelmed border patrol agent standing idly by as the group of migrants advances.
The group consisted mainly of young men, but there were also women and small children present.
Sunday’s surge comes after a sharp drop in illegal border crossings since December
Sunday surge comes after sharp drop in illegal border crossings since December.
The decline in border crossings followed Biden’s announcement in early January that Mexico would accept back Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans under a pandemic-era rule that denies migrants the right to seek asylum as part of in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. .
At the same time, the US agreed to admit up to 30,000 a month of those four nationalities on humanitarian parole if they apply online, check into an airport and find a financial sponsor.
The administration has also proposed denying asylum generally to anyone who travels through another country on the way to the US without seeking protection there; in fact, all non-Mexicans presenting themselves at the southern border of the US.
Agents stopped migrants more than 2.5 million times at the southern border in 2022, including more than 250,000 in December, the highest number on record.
According to a US official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, Border Patrol agents stopped migrants about 130,000 times in February, similar to January.
More than 100,000 migrants each month were released into US border cities late last year with notices to appear in immigration court or appear before immigration authorities.
Migrant encounters in January were at their lowest level since February 2021