By Daily Wire. Shocking photos emerged last week, taken by a journalist with HBO’s Vice TV, showing illegal immigrants being housed under an overpass near El Paso, Texas, after the local border patrol facilities ran out of room to house the thousands of migrants crossing the United States border.
This weekend, Customs and Border Protection officials moved the migrants, but acknowledged that it’s having trouble handling the influx of migrants across the Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico borders, and facilities are busting at the seams.
The photos, which made the rounds on social media last week, show recently arrived illegal immigrants in the process of being vetted by both border patrol and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement living together inside fencing under an El Paso overpass.
I spent today in El Paso reporting from the border, where hundreds of migrants (many of them children), are being detained under a bridge, behind razor wire and fence, in conditions reminiscent of a low-budget zoo, and I think it’s important to share a few things I saw and heard pic.twitter.com/ImJx3UWVQO
— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) March 29, 2019
When Vice re-contacted CBP over the weekend, the makeshift encampment had been dismantled and the illegal immigrants were being held pending assessment on their claims of asylum.
Border patrol officials have not denied that conditions along the border are deteriorating, and that the situation is beyond their ability to manage. “Similar scenes are unfolding at border stations across the 1,900-mile frontier, where Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said last week that facilities had reached a ‘breaking point,'” according to MSN. (Read more from “Shocking Photos Show Border Emergency as U.S. Deals With Surge of Illegal Aliens” HERE)
White House Doubles Down on Closing Border
By The Week. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday announced on ABC News’ This Week it would take “something dramatic” to get President Trump to change his mind about shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway agreed, saying on Fox News Sunday this “certainly isn’t a bluff.” On Friday, Trump complained about the stream of migrants crossing the southern border, and threatened to shut it down. (Read more from “White House Doubles Down on Closing Border” HERE)