New footage from Texas shows a group of at least 300 migrants pushing at gates on the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday morning, with the reporter saying that the majority eventually were allowed in.
Bill Melguin, Fox News‘s correspondent, filmed the scenes at the Del Rio crossing, 150 miles west of San Antonio.
‘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,’ Melguin tweeted on Monday.
‘Almost all ended up being let into the US.’
He said that families were let through first, followed by single men. Many were taken away on buses, he said.
NEW: Getting a bit hectic here in Del Rio. Massive group of 300+ migrants wants to be let into the US. 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 pic.twitter.com/7E4KIHmNVs
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 19, 2021
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. Almost all ended up being let into the US. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/kwRAaAxofq
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 19, 2021
Customs and Border Protection revealed that 188,829 migrants were stopped at the southwest border in June
United States officials said on Friday that the number of migrants arriving at the southwestern border last month was the largest in years – a sign that the surge this year may extend into the hotter summer months, when numbers typically start dropping.
Customs and Border Protection revealed that 188,829 migrants were stopped at the southwest border in June, the sixth monthly increase since the start of 2021.
It was also another increase on the 180,641 who were apprehended in May.
The number of new migrants to arrive at the southern border since October is just slightly lower than the last surge in 2019 during the Trump administration, the agency said.
It means that one million people have been apprehended since October.
A family of migrants from Brazil are seen being apprehended by Customs and Border agents in Yuma, Arizona on June 10
Border agents detain a group from Central America on July 15 in Sunland Park, New Mexico
A member of the Border Patrol’s Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) directs migrants from Central America who were detained by Border Protection agents after crossing into the United States from Mexico, in Dona Ana County, New Mexico on July 15
These statistics just account for the apprehensions, and doesn’t include the migrants who cross undetected.
According to reports, that is up to 1,500 additional people every day.
It is still not immediately clear where exactly these asylum seekers and illegal crossers are being sent after they are transferred out of federal immigration agencies’ custody.
The June numbers mean that analysts predict 2.3 million people could cross into the US by the end of 2021, if the pace of apprehensions and those who avoid detection remain the same.
More than one million migrants have now been apprehended at the southern border this year fiscal year, new figures show
Figures released Friday show 188,829 migrants were encountered at the southern border in June, even more than Customs and Border Patrol saw in May
The 2021 numbers are way higher than previous years’ figures of southwest land border encounters provided by Customs and Border Protection
From January to May, 711,784 migrants were encountered by Customs and Border Protection at the southern border – five times the amount during the same period in 2020
The number of crossers already reported by CBP since the start of 2021 surpasses the population of several large U.S. cities, like Boston and Nashville.
It is also more people than the total people living in the least populated U.S. states of Wyoming and Vermont.
This is based on CBP monthly figures of encounters at the southern border, reports that 1,500 migrant ‘get aways’ cross from Mexico without being captured and forecasts based on the trajectory of these statistics staying the same until the end of the year.
But these figures do not include the average of at least 1,500 foreign nationals who escape capture, known as ‘got aways,’ according to a CNN report.