Texas NG Have Clash At Border
In recent months, the Texas border has become a hot spot for the ongoing migrant crisis.
The situation reached a boiling point in Eagle Pass, where the border town had been struggling to cope with a record number of migrants crossing over from the Mexican border. A shocking new video has emerged, showing the reality on the ground as Texas National Guards clash with a horde of migrants in an attempt to prevent them from entering the United States.
The footage, taken over a month ago, captures the intense struggle between the Guardsmen and the desperate asylum seekers. In the video, Guardsmen can be seen using riot shields to hold back the steady stream of migrants. The chaotic scene is filled with shouts and screams as migrants attempt to push past the barriers and make their way into the United States. At one point, a Guardsman narrowly avoids being hit by a rock thrown by a migrant. Meanwhile, a female migrant falls onto a group of people after being pushed back by the Guardsmen.
Eagle Pass has been a focal point of the migrant crisis, with the town struggling to accommodate the increasing number of people arriving from across the Mexican border. Border Patrol agents in the town ran out of space to process the massive influx of migrants, leading to a makeshift holding center in an open field where migrants were kept for days at a time. The situation became so dire that Border Patrol agents from roadside checkpoints were redirected to help in Eagle Pass.
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Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an emergency order to take control of a large public park along the Rio Grande without asking permission. This move was met with criticism from Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas, who questioned the timing of the closure. While daily apprehensions have decreased in the area, the governor's office stated that the park would be used for their border mission known as Operation Lone Star.
Operation Lone Star, introduced by Abbott in 2022, aims to bus thousands of migrants out of Texas and into designated sanctuary cities such as New York, Chicago, Washington, and Denver. The governor claims that over 100,000 migrants have been dispatched to these cities since the operation's introduction. The recent closure of the park has raised concerns and sparked debates over the handling of the migrant crisis in Texas.
In the midst of this growing crisis, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited Eagle Pass on Monday, accompanied by Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson. The visit comes at a crucial time as the situation at the Texas border continues to escalate. It is hoped that their presence and discussions with local authorities will help address the ongoing challenges faced by the border town.
The clashes shown in the newly released footage only add to the urgency for a solution to the migrant crisis in Texas. While the Texas National Guards continue to work tirelessly to prevent illegal crossings, the situation remains tense and unstable.
The town of Eagle Pass, along with other border towns in Texas, continues to face overwhelming challenges as the number of incoming migrants shows no signs of slowing down. It remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved and what the future holds for the ongoing crisis at the Texas border.