from 21st Century Wire:
Since the inauguration of Joe Biden as President, the surge of migrants arriving at the Texas-Mexico border has pushed the country’s immigration system to breaking point. The White House policy of openly inviting both undocumented immigrants and alleged asylum seekers through an open border has driven the situation to a crippling humanitarian crisis.
To add to the fiasco, tens of thousands of Haitians have joined migrant caravans from Central America and are now camped at a Texas border. The Biden Administration was then forced to announce that Haitians would have to be flown back to their country in a desperate effort to try and prevent others from crossing the border from Mexico.
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In light of the federal government’s failure to manage the border, the state of Texas has been forced to take matters into its own hands.
The Blaze reports…
Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.
What are the details?
Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”
The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.
“Our #bordercrisis goes beyond the RGV and South TX communities — the smuggling of drugs, people, and weapons reaches far and wide, and it affects all of us. I will continue to work tirelessly to secure our border and protect the people of Texas.” — @GregAbbott_TX pic.twitter.com/2kMkse29l2
— Texas DPS (@TxDPS) September 18, 2021
Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reported that law enforcement sources said that Texas authorities are seeking to be “proactive” where the Biden administration has failed. Security is a big concern given the large amount of migrants being staged under the Del Rio International Bridge.
According to Melugin, “close to 15,000 migrants [are] currently under the bridge.”
According to Border Report, the number of Texas State Troopers and National Guardsman who swarmed to the area totaled approximately 1,000.
Did the law enforcement surge help?
After Texas law enforcement swarmed the area where migrants had been crossing the Rio Grande, Melugin reported the illegal crossing of the international border had stopped.
“After @GregAbbott_TX surged @TxDPS troopers into Del Rio, it appears that illegal migrants crossings at the river have come to a halt for now,” Melugin explained. “DPS tells me hundreds of their troopers are now there to provide security and a physical deterrent.”