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500 illegal migrants sneak across the Texas border in just two hours

Hundreds of migrants were caught on video illegally sneaking across the US border into Texas under cover of darkness early Friday — as crossings continue to hit record highs and the Biden administration struggles to address the mounting crisis.

Footage captured by a Fox News drone showed more than 500 migrants entering the southern border town of Eagle Pass over a two-hour period in the early hours of Friday.

Divided into three different groups, the migrants were caught on camera marching in single file across the border.

It was not immediately clear when or if the migrants were detained by US border patrol.

In this fiscal year alone, more than 413,000 migrants have been arrested in the Rio Grande sector, which includes the city of Eagle Pass, according to the latest Customs and Border Protection figures.

Over 376,000 migrants were arrested in the neighboring Del Rio sector and 228,000 in El Paso this fiscal year.

The southern border has seen an increase in illegal immigrants.
A Fox News drone has caught 500 migrants sneaking across the Texas border.
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Nearly 8,000 migrants now cross the southern border every day, according to NBC News.

So far this fiscal year, border guards have reported more than 1.94 million encounters at the border, up from 1.73 million encounters in all of 2021 and just over 458,000 in 2020.

In El Paso alone, agents there say they have encountered an average of 1,300 migrants every day since Sept. 1.

At least 1,135 migrants have been transferred from El Paso to other U.S. cities since late last month — earning the city about $600,000, according to officials and KFOX-TV.

Cities have become responsible for housing and feeding immigrants.
Almost 8,000 migrants now cross the southern border every day.
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Aside from that, El Paso spends $54,000 every day on food and shelter for migrants while thousands stream across the border.

The shocking statistics come as city leaders said they were completely overwhelmed by an unexpected influx of people seeking shelter, which could surge from fewer than 400 to over 1,000 a day.

KFOX-TV cited figures showing that the city spent $383,000 in a single week from Sept. 1-8, more than the city spent in nine whole months in 2021 on housing and feeding migrants spent.

Migrants - who enter the US illegally and then seek asylum - are being released from detention after being processed by Border Patrol and ICE.
According to local agents, an average of 1,300 migrants have been seen in El Paso every day since the beginning of September.
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Currently, migrants – who enter the US illegally and then seek asylum – are being released from detention after being processed by Border Patrol and ICE.

They are then either taken to emergency shelters, dropped off on local roads, or dropped off at bus stops in border towns like El Paso or Del Rio, where they can make their way to other cities, immigration monitors told the Post.

To ensure the migrants don’t just stay in border communities, local governments and organizations have stepped in to help them catch a bus or fly to cities of refuge — like New York, Washington DC and, as of this week, Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

But some migrants have claimed they are being deliberately misled into moving to these Democrat-ruled cities with promises of housing and jobs.

His office would also not confirm or deny whether the state was involved in the alleged deception.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office refused to say whether migrants sent to Liberal cities were misled or lied to.
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A Venezuelan migrant, who identified himself only as Luis, said he and his family were approached outside a San Antonio shelter by a woman named Perla, who offered them a flight to Massachusetts, shelter, support for 90 days, help with work permits and offered English lessons.

He said they were shocked when their flight landed on Martha’s Vineyard this week.

“We’re scared,” Luis said, adding that he and others felt lied to. “I hope they give us help.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office on Friday declined to answer the Post’s questions about whether migrants were misled or lied to. His office would also not confirm or deny whether the state was involved in the alleged deception.

Meanwhile, arrests of migrants under the Biden administration have nearly doubled and already far surpassed last year’s record, CBP data shows.

In these encounters, almost a quarter of the migrants were from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, an increase of 8% in 2021 and 3% in 2020.

Most migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela who cross the border illegally are allowed to stay in the US to apply for asylum because the frosty diplomatic relations with their respective governments make them more difficult to deport.

With mail wires

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