New video taken on the United States-Mexico border this week showed a massive group of over 300 illegal immigrants attempting to get through a border barrier in Del Rio, Texas, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and local law enforcement push the migrants back.
“NEW: Getting a bit hectic here in Del Rio. Massive group of 300+ migrants wants to be let into the US,” Bill Melugin of Fox LA tweeted on Monday. “Some migrant families being let through, but adult men try to force their way through the gate. BP and troopers have to yell at them to get back. @FoxNews”
“A large majority of the migrants, including single adult men, have been let into the United States and taken into custody. At least 200+ have been taken away in buses. More still coming, more still waiting. @FoxNews,” Melugin tweeted, along with additional footage of scene.
According to Melugin, the group was the biggest one Border Patrol agent had ever encountered in Del Rio.
“Another video from earlier. A Border Patrol agent told me this was the biggest single group he’s ever seen in Del Rio & that they’re glad troopers from Florida & Nebraska were here to help man the gate with Texas troopers,” Melugin tweeted. “Almost all ended up being let into the US.”
On Friday, CBP released its June records, revealing the agency has arrested or turned away more than a million people attempting to enter the United States illegally so far this fiscal year.
According to its latest enforcement numbers for the year to date, the CBP has apprehended or turned back 1,119,204 people at the border between the beginning of the fiscal year 2021 in October and the end of June. According to the Wall Street Journal, the numbers reflect a higher total of arrests than any full-year total since at least 2005.
In June alone, the CBP encountered 188,829 people attempting to cross the U.S. southern border.
As illegal immigrants continue pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned Cubans not to attempt fleeing the communist dictatorship in Cuba in search of asylum in the United States.
“Any migrant intercepted at sea, regardless of their nationality, will not be permitted to enter the United States,” Mayorkas said at a press conference.
“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea. To those who risk their lives doing so, the risk is not worth taking. Allow me to be clear: if you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” Mayorkas added.