Texas law enforcement takes action over migrant crisis in Del Rio: ‘The federal government has failed’

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Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.

What are the details?

Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”

The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.

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Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reported that law enforcement sources said that Texas authorities are seeking to be “proactive” where the Biden administration has failed. Security is a big concern given the large amount of migrants being staged under the Del Rio International Bridge.

According to Melugin, “close to 15,000 migrants [are] currently under the bridge.”

The Texas agencies are acting under Operation Lone Star, which the Texas DPS said “allows Texas to step up where the federal government has failed to #securetheborder.”

According to Border Report, the number of Texas State Troopers and National Guardsman who swarmed to the area totaled approximately 1,000.

Did the law enforcement surge help?

After Texas law enforcement swarmed the area where migrants had been crossing the Rio Grande, Melugin reported the illegal crossing of the international border had stopped.

After @GregAbbott_TX surged @TxDPS troopers into Del Rio, it appears that illegal migrants crossings at the river have come to a halt for now,” Melugin explained. “DPS tells me hundreds of their troopers are now there to provide security and a physical deterrent.”

Anything else?

The conditions under the Del Rio International Bridge have been described as “out of control.” Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) told Fox News the situation is “worse than you could imagine.”

Migrants are accumulating massive mounds of trash, they are constructing makeshift shelters from nearby plants and sticks, and at least one migrant — who purportedly tested positive for COVID-19 — has given birth. The New York Times reported there are fewer than two dozen toilets for the migrants to use and no access to running water.

The majority of the migrants crossing into Del Rio are Haitian, and were reportedly part of a migrant caravan that entered Panama weeks ago. The Biden administration plans to begin repatriating the migrants on Sunday.

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  1. I do not want to hear it, period! Want to know what action is? Action is when the governors of the border stated had activated their states national guard and turned these illegal around at the border. If the Federal Government refuses to enforce the immigration laws of this now non existent socialist state country. It is up to and the responsibility of the states to do so. Let’s face it people, it is over. Poverty, death and destruction lay ahead.

    1. WHY ARE WE HOLDING THEM? Turn them back into Mexico.

      8 days earlier only 700 were there…Biden cancelled deportation so they all came —HE’S NOT SMART….impeach him.

      Mexico should keep the ones they let in…not let them come here.

      How many do you personally want to take in? Who is volunteering to be their sponsors? Not me. I can barely support myself. We have plenty of our own HOMELESS to take care of.

  2. Biden* is totally clueless after putting a “lid” on things last Friday and heading to the beach for the weekend. Hope he enjoyed his “Matlock Marathon” while the patriots in Texas dealt with BIDEN’s* mishandling of ALL THINGS BIDEN*!!!

  3. If the rest of the country could see the border crisis close-up, as Texans do, they wouldn’t be so liberal about illegal immigration! Some people have to be slapped in the face before they can see a problem!

    1. James – I have asked that question on other sites and no answer – just crickets. Even worse – there are ‘immigrants’ (illegals) from Bangladesh. It is ‘almost’ as if there really is a ‘conspiracy’ to overwhelm our borders…………

  4. This was all intended as well. When you read the new mandate about mandated MMR vaccines, shortly after bringing migrants from Haiti, etc. and now those diseases emerging…go figure. Even the people who took it voluntarily, out of fear or being illegally forced by an employer, should be asking why employment (congress, usps) socio-economic status(welfare) or illegal migrants are exempt? I thought we ALL had to tske it or we’re going to die? Now I know for sure the politicians aren’t taking it!

  5. Two extremes – 1) NO borders, 2) gun towers every hundred yards or so with free fire zones.
    Y’all can decide which we are closest to at this point. IF reasonable folks were allowed to formulate a viable solution we might be able to get a handle on the problem. Ain’t happening at present and everyone can see why,,,,,,,,

  6. Set up a few 50 mm machine gun nests on t he US side and let the fun begin. Less cockroaches coming in, and target practice for the military and law enforcement.
    Sounds like a win-win all around.

  7. I’m behind Texas and that government. Unlike California’s spineless boy wonder they try and do what is needed . Dems probably sponsored someone to bring them here for future votes . And Biden ships them to red states or hopes the stay in red states to turn them blue . Wake up America 🇺🇸 before there isn’t one anymore. Biden will destroy this country totally within 2 years and Kamala isn’t any better the ghost of administration who does nothing . Texas, Florida, and few other red states have it right . Back them. Think enjoy food prices , gas prices, energy , taxes will hit all time highs in another year . Covid was the best friend of the Dems and now they push it for all agendas . Country was great you could be proud . Now Great Britain , France leave the country . No ambassadors embassy quiet . 150 years and they leave . No trust in Biden . And Trump was our enemy ? Open your eyes and take back this country . We back you Texas . From California. At least the smart ones

  8. Biden is not cohesive enough to do what is going on. This is the work of Obama telling him what to do through Susan Rice. She should have been sent to jail years ago for what she lied about to the American people about. Don’t kid yourself folks, this smells like Obama over and over again!

  9. It is WE THE PEOPLE that have the power to stop all this insane crap. It would be about time some one realized that we have the power to stop the migration and stop this illiterate government. Time is getting short if we don’t do it now. Otherwise it will be CIvil War that will stop it.

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