Video Reveals Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Crossing River Into the US


Hundreds of illegal immigrants were recorded crossing the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas, on Sunday afternoon as the immigration crisis continues along the nation’s southern border.

Bill Melugin, a Fox News correspondent based in Los Angeles, posted an exclusive video on Twitter.

In the video, Melugin can be heard asking a border-crosser in Spanish, “Where are you from?”

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The individual answered, “Venezuela.”

“Talking with local & federal law enforcement here on the ground in Del Rio, TX, some weren’t happy with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ comments on Friday that the border is ‘closed,'” Melugin tweeted.

“‘If this is closed, I don’t want to know what open is,’ one said. Lots of frustration here.”

Conservative commentator Todd Starnes wrote, “It should also be noted that while these criminals invade our nation there are thousands and thousands of law-abiding immigrants who are waiting in line to come to our country legally.”

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As The Western Journal previously reported, the Biden administration has steadfastly avoided the use of the word “crisis” to characterize the uncontrolled flood of illegal immigrants seeking to cross the southern border.

In April, Customs and Border Protection data showed that there were 162,000 encounters with migrants.

Meanwhile, more than 20,000 children who crossed the border illegally are currently in detention facilities — an all-time high, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday.

The Biden administration claim that the flood is cyclical goes against a document from within the administration.

A document from Immigration and Customs Enforcement cited by the Examiner noted, “DHS is seeing an increase in irregular migrant flows to the southwest border of the United States, including greater numbers of family units and unaccompanied children.

“The projected encounters for fiscal year (FY) 2021 are expected to be the highest number observed in over 20 years,” the document said.

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