Migrants ask reporter for help getting apprehended by border patrol, smugglers ‘laughing and confident’

A group of illegal immigrants from Mexico crossed the wide-open border at La Joya, Texas, on Sunday and asked Fox News reporter Bill Melugin to call the thinly-stretched Border Patrol to apprehend them.

“Once again, a group of migrants crossed where we are in La Joya, TX and there are no agents here to apprehend them. This group tells me they are all from MX and trying to get to Tennessee. They just called family. They are asking us to call BP. 2 Guatemalans also nearby @FoxNews,” Melugin tweeted.

“Border Patrol is now here and processing the group after they waited around and spoke with us for about 20 minutes. Agents stretched extremely thin in this RGV sector, which remains the busiest in the country as this surge continues & shows no signs of slowing,” he added.

Melugin has been reporting huge surges of illegal immigrants in that sector coming across the border unhindered. Human smugglers laugh and joke as they cross the river with absolutely no fear of being caught or stopped: “More rafts coming and the smugglers are saying they have 100 people on the other side waiting to be rafted across. They are laughing and confident. These are mostly family units being brought across. Moms, kids, etc, turning themselves in to National Guard. @FoxNews.”

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The intrepid journalist tweeted: “This is surreal to watch human smugglers with absolutely zero fear of being caught rafting migrants to the U.S. side of the Rio Grande over, and over, and over. 100+ migrants are crossing here in Roma, TX tonight. Smugglers are making trip after trip. @FoxNews.”

Worse yet, if the smugglers are challenged by the Border Patrol, they reportedly threaten to drown the women and children.

“Law enforcement on scene tells me it’s difficult to try to snatch these smugglers because they risk the men flipping the rafts with children over to try to get away, making threats, etc. They say it’s frustrating, but they don’t want to risk safety of the families coming across,” Melugin reported.

The Fox News journalist chillingly points out the frequency of the border crossings: “Another morning, another large group of migrants apprehended here in La Joya, TX, after they gave themselves up to Border Patrol. All family units. This is an every day, all day long occurrence here.”

Melugin has previously reported on massive criminal activity via the border in Mexico: “Agents apprehended an MS-13 gang member and a Salvador national with a third-degree rape conviction out of the State of New York,” he stated. “So far, this year, just here in the Rio Grande Valley, more than 1,300 criminal migrants have been arrested.”

In May, the Fox reporter also showed drone footage that illustrated illegal immigrants streaming across the border in broad daylight with the Border Patrol in pursuit. The footage showed more than 40 men running along the border and then crossing over. This is apparently not a one-off occurrence. It reportedly happens very frequently now. In this instance, the illegal immigrants brazenly crossed over illegally rather than calling for the Border Patrol.

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Drugs and gun-running are major concerns as well. There has reportedly been an 800 percent increase in fentanyl coming across the border and large caches of weapons are being smuggled as well.

In May alone, there were 180,000 border enforcement encounters which is an eight-fold increase over the same month in 2020, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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