According to sources at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there have been around 11,000 migrant encounters at the southwestern border in the past 24 hours. This is the “single highest day in recent memory,” Fox News reported Monday.
BREAKING: CBP sources tell FOX News.. There were approximately 11,000 migrant encounters at the SW border in the last 24 hours marking the “single highest day in recent memory.”
In Eagle Pass alone, there were more than 4000 from Fri-Sun/weekend @FoxNews
— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) September 25, 2023
Eagle Pass, Texas sees over 4,000 migrant encounters in a weekend
In Eagle Pass, Texas, just over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, there were more than 4,000 migrant encounters, reporter Jenkins tweeted.
Over 2,200 migrants were captured on video as they made their way towards Eagle Pass during the night of 18 September. This marks one of the largest border crossings reported by Fox News in the past two years, according to information from Border Patrol sources.
Cellphone footage from Piedras Negras, the Mexican city neighboring Eagle Pass, depicts a scene of migrants rushing to the river’s edge overnight. They formed a lengthy line crossing the river from one bank to the other. This mass crossing occurred right beside the legal port of entry in Eagle Pass, where people are supposed to cross the border.
Following exclusive footage captured in Zacatecas, Mexico, a video revealed a train filled with migrants heading north towards the border on Sunday.
The U.S. CBP tweeted Monday, “Under U.S. immigration laws, most noncitizens coming to our border are not eligible to remain in the United States. Asylum laws do not provide for relief solely for economic reasons or for general violence.”
Border crossings surge, 2,000 daily encounters in Arizona and California
Despite the Department of Homeland Security under the Biden administration claiming a significant drop in border crossings, ranging from 50% to 70% following the expiration of Title 42, recent weeks have witnessed a resurgence in reported border crossings.
According to NBC News, citing a Border Patrol official, in Arizona and California alone, as many as 2,000 migrants have been crossing the border and getting apprehended each day. It’s worth noting that Border Patrol has been releasing between 100 to 200 migrants daily onto the streets of the United States shortly after their border crossing, according to the news outlet.
Sources have informed Fox News that approximately 20,000 migrants were in federal custody as of last month.