One of the largest groups to enter the United States in recent months, hundreds of illegal immigrants were seen on camera crossing the southern border into Texas.
Hundreds of illegal border crossers were being led into the water by smugglers at the river near Eagle Pass, Texas, on Wednesday, July 14, according to video released by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin.
“The line of people went so far into the trees, it’s hard to get a count,” Melugin said. “Hundreds upon hundreds.”
In a subsequent tweet, Melugin revealed that when the group first entered the water, no Border Patrol officers were on scene, “only one Texas National Guard humvee.”
Federal sources told Fox there were 2,258 illegal crossings in Del Rio Sector on Tuesday alone. Over a seven-day period, there were more than 13,000 crossings in the sector.
“What the American people see: lawless open borders,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said. “What cynical Democrat politicians see: potential Democrat voters. #BidenBorderCrisis.”
“The Biden administration needs to wake up and stop ignoring the very real, very dangerous situation at our southern border,” Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) posted.