Republicans criticize President Biden as drone footage shows up to 1,000 migrants being held in Texas

Republicans have criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of the ‘border crisis’ after incredible drone footage showed up to 1,000 migrants being detained by the border patrol in Mission, Texas, after crossing the US

The footage shows dozens of migrants stopped by Border Patrol agents lining up under the Anzalduas Bridge on the southern Mexico-U.S. border

“An absolute catastrophe from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and House & Senate Democrats,” Republican and House GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik said in response to the video.

The drone footage, which showed hundreds of migrants sitting in large groups in the shadow of the bridge, were… Posted by Fox news correspondent Bill Melugin.

The footage shows dozens of migrants stopped by Border Patrol agents lining up under the Anzalduas Bridge on the southern Mexico-U.S. border

The drone footage, which shows hundreds of migrants sitting in large groups in the shadow of the bridge, were posted by Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin.

The drone footage, which shows hundreds of migrants sitting in large groups in the shadow of the bridge, were posted by Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin.

He tweeted: ‘This is the largest group of migrants we have ever seen detained by border patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX.

“Looks like it could be as many as 1,000 people. We can only view the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing nearby.’

Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar, of Texas, said US Department of Homeland Security agents and local communities living near the southern border have been “overwhelmed” by the influx of migrants to the southern border.

Cueller, who has written to Biden asking him to appoint a new “tsar” to deal with the wave of unaccompanied migrants, shared images of dozens of migrants sitting under the Anzalduas Bridge over the weekend.

He tweeted: “Our DHS agents and border communities are overwhelmed and must be given priority. DHS will again encounter more than 180,000 immigrants at its southern border in July, in addition to the more than 1 million immigrants who arrived at the southern border in FY21. Something has to change!’

Meanwhile, Republican Representative Chip Roy shared similar photos and tweeted that Border Patrol agents are “overwhelmed” as they are running out of room to process the migrants.

Roy tweeted: “[U.S. Customs and Border Protection] dazed. No room to process illegal immigrants inside, so we had to wait outside under the bridge. Just within 24 hours on 2 stations, over 3,400 found. Currently, more than 7,000 illegal immigrants are detained and about 5,000 are waiting.’

DailyMail.com has reached out to Border Patrol for comment on the video footage.

Cueller, who has written to Biden asking him to appoint a new 'tsar' to deal with the wave of unaccompanied migrants, shared images of dozens of migrants sitting under the Anzalduas Bridge over the weekend.

Cueller, who has written to Biden asking him to appoint a new ‘tsar’ to deal with the wave of unaccompanied migrants, shared images of dozens of migrants sitting under the Anzalduas Bridge over the weekend.

The footage comes as Republican Governor Greg Abbot claimed on Saturday that the Biden administration has sparked a “constitutional crisis” after the US Justice Department sued Texas to stop troopers from stopping cars carrying migrants.

Abbott issued the statement after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department had filed a lawsuit over an executive order signed by the governor on Wednesday.

Executive Order GA-37 instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and redirect them to their origin or seize them, claiming they pose a risk for the spread of COVID-19.

Abbott’s order came even after he ended many of the Lone Star State’s protective measures during the pandemic, going so far as to prevent local governments from imposing mask mandates and vaccine requirements.

“The Biden administration has created a constitutional crisis between the federal government and the state of Texas,” Abbott said Friday.

“This stems from the Biden administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and allow illegal immigrants with COVID-19 into our country.”

US officials this month reported meeting 55,805 members of families with children in June, a 25 percent increase from the previous month. That figure still remains well below the high of 88,587 in May 2019.

Government Greg Abbott Claims Biden Administration Caused 'Constitutional Crisis'

Government Greg Abbott Claims Biden Administration Caused ‘Constitutional Crisis’

Abbott said Texas is “overrun and overwhelmed” by a record influx of migrants – claiming that “cartels and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos.”

“Not only that, but this crisis extends across borders as deadly drugs like fentanyl invade our communities,” Abbott said.

“This already dangerous situation continues to worsen as the Biden administration knowingly imports COVID-19 into Texas from across the border, deliberately exposing both Texans and Americans.”

He added: “President Biden has a duty and responsibility to protect and maintain the sovereignty of our nation, but he has long relinquished his authority to do so.”

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