Photos show Biden admin holding up to 1,000 migrants under bridge in sweltering Texas heat

Photos published over the weekend show hundreds of migrants seated row after row underneath a bridge in heat reportedly in excess of 100 degrees F in Texas as tens of thousands of migrants continue streaming illegally into the U.S. under the Biden administration.

“The Biden administration is housing hundreds of illegal immigrants under the Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX,” Twitter aggregate site Twitchy noted in one post along with a photo of migrants.

FoxLA and Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who has been reporting on worsening conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas for weeks, posted additional photos on Sunday.

“NEW: Our FOX drone is currently over Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX where a massive group of hundreds of migrants are waiting to be processed out in the heat. Local Border Patrol stations in the McAllen area are extremely over capacity. Over 3,000 in one day on Friday,” Melugin reported.

Melugin posted a video as well, noting that the number of migrants being kept under the bridge could be as high as 1,000.

“NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby,” he wrote.

Townhall correspondent Julio Rojas posted similar photos on Twitter as well, reporting that the number of migrants encountered is the largest he has seen since reporting from the border in recent weeks.

“I’ve seen Border Patrol’s processing site underneath the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission, TX off and on since March. I can say this is the most illegal immigrants I’ve seen at the site at one time. It’s close to 100 degrees out right now,” he wrote.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), whose district includes several border counties and communities, also posted photographs, along with another desperate plea for the administration to take border security more seriously.

“Our DHS agents, & border communities, are overwhelmed & must be prioritized. DHS will again encounter over 180,000 immigrants at the southern border during July—adding to the more than 1M immigrants that have arrived at the southern border in FY21. Something has to change!” he wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, Melugin noted that Border Patrol officers are so inundated with migrant processing few are left to actually petrol the border.

“We have only seen one Border Patrol vehicle so far in La Joya today. A DHS contact tells me BP is so overrun in the Rio Grande Valley, most agents are being pulled from the field to help with processing of families, leaving few, if any agents patrolling in some areas,” he noted on Twitter.

Using drone footage, Melugin also reported on how the Mexican drug cartels are using migrants to distract Border Patrol officers so their smugglers can cross illegally into the U.S. unmolested.

“Cartels & human smugglers are very tactical. They will send large family groups across the border to suck up Border Patrol resources. Then, when they’re being processed, they send the runners across elsewhere. Here’s a grade A example we previously shot here in La Joya,” he wrote.

Border Patrol and DHS officials say that agents have nabbed 4,000 percent more fentanyl being smuggled in from Mexico this year than in 2018, the last time there was a migrant crisis at the border.

As for Cuellar, the Texas Democrat’s criticism of the Biden administration’s border policies has become more strident, especially criticism directed at Vice President Kamala Harris, whom President Joe Biden placed in charge of dealing with the migrant crisis in March.

“I have no idea” why Harris chose to visit El Paso in late June Cuellar said during an interview with Fox News, noting that by far, most illegal crossings were (and still are) occurring in his district several hundred miles to the southeast.

Noting that he was sure El Paso was chosen because “her planners told her that if you’re gonna go down to the border, go to a region that is politically safer,” Cuellar then took a thinly veiled jab at the vice president.

“You can’t just go to one place, but she does do the ‘check the box’ and go down to the border,” he said.

Jon Dougherty

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