The severity of the border crisis is such that the mass detention of a group of more than 1,000 illegal migrants who crossed into the United States and were detained by Border Patrol officers was recorded on video.
A Fox News drone captured the moment when a large group of people were detained in Texas near a popular area on the edge of the Rio Grande River.
This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX,” reported journalist Bill Melugin.
The image quickly went viral due to the large number of people who managed to cross into the United States and are now waiting to continue their asylum or refugee process to start a life on American soil.
The scene was called an “absolute catastrophe” by Republican officials who hold the Joe Biden administration accountable for establishing “open borders” policies.
DHS sources told Melugin that local Border Patrol stations in the McAllen area are overcrowded to the point where they are 585 % over capacity.
Also according to journalist Griff Jenkins over the weekend there were 8,000 apprehensions of which more than 3,000 were in the last 24 hours.
Migrants mass detention leads to tsunami of releases
The Fox reporter managed to capture how large groups of migrants who recently entered the country made their way to McAllen’s central bus station to go to the city of their choice: “Migrants get bus tickets wherever they want to go,” Melugin said.
“All morning long we’ve watched Border Patrol drop off multiple bus loads of migrants at a Catholic charity in downtown McAllen, where they are given food & shelter before they take buses and flights across the United States. Buses arriving every 30 minutes so far,” the journalist noted.
He also said that the mass releases occur throughout the day because Border Patrol stations are completely “overwhelmed.”
In June, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded 188,829 apprehensions. This is the highest monthly total in a decade, representing a 571 % increase over the same month in 2020.
In just four months the Biden-Harris administration released approximately 50,000 migrants who crossed the border illegally into the United States, and only 13 % have gone to the Immigration Office to proceed with their cases legally.
“It is unprecedented for agents to release migrants without an official notice to appear in court,” revealed an Axios report that reflects how serious the immigration crisis is at the southern border.
The Democratic administration would be leaving it up to the illegal migrants to decide whether or not to go to the offices to regularize their cases. A situation that highlights the vulnerability of the U.S. immigration system.
According to the media, the authorities are hoping that the released illegal migrants will decide to go to these offices to obtain work permits.