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Exclusive: Biden Admin Moves 2K Migrants from Packed Border Facility to Release Elsewhere in Texas

The Biden administration is in the process of moving 2,000 migrants from an overcrowded Border Patrol processing facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to a CBP source. The mass transfer of detainees began early Monday and is aimed to alleviate the strain on Border Patrol facilities and a non-government shelter overwhelmed by the influx of more than 1,000 migrants into Eagle Pass daily.

Biden Moves Migrants from Packed Shelter

Two Million Migrants Apprehended at Southwest Border for 2nd Straight Year

Border Patrol agents assigned to the nine southwest border sectors apprehended more than two million migrants for the second consecutive year. September’s apprehension of approximately 218,000 migrants pushed the Fiscal Year 23 report to just over two million migrants, according to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas.

FY23 Border Apprehensions. (Photos: Breitbart Texas/AP/Texas DPS/Border Patrol)

Elon Musk Visits Texas Border Crisis Hotspot with Rep. Gonzales

Elon Musk dropped into the most visible hotspot of the Texas border crisis on Thursday afternoon. Musk visited the migrant detention area under the international bridge with a contingent of Texas sheriffs and U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX).

Elon Musk arrives on Texas border in Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Rep. Gonzales Blasts Biden Admin on Closing Commercial Border Bridge

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) made an unannounced visit to the small border city of Eagle Pass on Thursday. The Texas Republican toured the Border Patrol staging site along the Rio Grande ss migrants continued to cross into Eagle Pass in record numbers. Gonzales spoke to Breitbart Texas and discussed his possible involvement in a potential Elon Musk visit to the border.

Gonzales at Border in Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas Guardsmen Disciplined for Cutting Razor Wire on Border to Save Lives, Says Source

Two Texas National Guard soldiers assigned to Operation Lone Star were disciplined after cutting razor wire along the bank of the Rio Grande, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The soldiers reportedly cut the wire to give access to migrants with small children who had been standing in the hot sun for hours.

Border Patrol Agents Cut Razor Wire in Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Migrant Surge in Texas Border Town Outpacing Haitian Crisis of 2021

An estimated 1,500 mostly Venezuelan migrants entered the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas,  during the late evening hours on Tuesday. The latest group of migrants to surrender to authorities brings the eight-day total of migrant crossings to more than 16,000. It took ten full days in September 2021 for 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants to ford the river during the infamous immigration surge in Del Rio.

Mostly Adult Male Migrants Stream into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Republican Reps Demand Solutions to Migrant Crisis in Looming Budget Battle

A host of House Republicans descended on Eagle Pass for a firsthand look at a migrant surge into the heart of the small Texas border town. More than 13,000 migrants entered the United States in Eagle Pass over the past eight days. During an afternoon press brief on Sunday near the Rio Grande, most touted using the “power of the purse” to force the Biden administration to seal the border.

Republican representatives demand border solutions be achieved through the congressional "Power of the Purse." (Photos: Breitbart Texas)

1,800 Migrants Pour into Texas Border Town in Single Day as Crisis Continues

According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, nearly 1,800 migrants were apprehended entering the small Texas border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday. Nearly 1,400 migrants made landfall along the Rio Grande in the heart of the downtown area. The migrants were quickly moved to a Border Patrol processing facility that is already nearly five times over its capacity of 1,000 migrants.

Migrant Surge Continues in Eagle Pass, Texas.(Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Biden Admin Stops Legal Border Entries as Illegal Crossings Surge in Texas Town

Customs and Border Protection ordered the shutdown of one port of entry, the Eagle Pass International Bridge 1, and the second busiest international railway crossing in Texas. The closures were the response from the Biden administration to nearly 9,000 migrant crossings in the small Texas border town in five days. The port of entry closure resulted in a log jam of traffic for commuters on both sides of the border.

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WATCH: Migrants Breach Border, Push Small Children Under Texas Razor Wire

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers began arresting migrants who breached the razor wire barrier in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday afternoon. During the breach, Breitbart Texas observed small children being pushed under the wire meant to deter illegal migrant crossings.

Migrants Breach Texas Border. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: ‘DHS Out to Lunch,’ Plans Massive Migrant Releases at Texas Border, Says CBP Source

According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no cohesive enforcement strategy to address the border incursion of more than 2,500 migrants into one Texas border town on Wednesday. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, told Breitbart Texas every Border Patrol station in the region is beyond capacity. The only instructions received from DHS is to quickly process and release the mostly Venezuelan migrants who made landfall in Eagle Pass to a non-government shelter.

DHS Plans Mass Release of Migrants in Eagle Pass Texas. (Breitbart Texas/AP Photos)

3-Yr-Old Child, One Adult Migrant Drown Crossing Texas Border Within 24 Hours

Border Patrol agents recovered the body of a three-year-old migrant child who drowned while crossing the Texas border river with Mexico on Wednesday near Eagle Pass, Texas. A second migrant, an adult, drowned within 24 hours in the same area. The recovery of the second body is underway Thursday morning.

Border Patrol and Texas Army National Guard Boats Patrol Rio Grande at Eagle Pass

Another 3,000 Migrants Poised in Mexico to Cross Border into Texas

Law enforcement sources confirmed to Breitbart Texas on Thursday that another 3,000 migrants arrived in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and are poised to cross the Biden administration’s “closed border.” Migrants began crossing the Rio Grande again Thursday morning to enter Eagle Pass, Texas.

Nearly 3,000 migrants begin crossing Rio Grande into Eagle Pass, Texas, on September 20.(Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: Migrant Released by Biden Admin Arrested for Texas Border Town Murder

A migrant released by the Biden administration to pursue an asylum claim was arrested by Texas Rangers as a suspect in the murder of a Houston man in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday. According to a source within CBP, the murder suspect, Roberto Emilio Vasquez-Santamaria, a 64-year-old Peruvian national, was released by Border Patrol to a non-government shelter in the city on May 9, 2023.

Murder suspect previously released from Border Patrol custody in Texas border town. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 1,500 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Town in 6 Hours

More than 1,500 migrants crossed the border from Mexico into Eagle Pass during the first six hours of Monday morning, according to a source with CBP. This shatters a record for the small Texas border town established last Friday when 1,300 migrants crossed the border in a single day.

Migrant surge in Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: Biden Admin Breaks Texas Town’s All Time Record for Migrant Apprehensions

In one single day, one Border Patrol station in the small Texas border town of Eagle Pass apprehended more migrants than all ten stations in the El Paso Sector combined. According to a source within CBP, more than 1,300 migrants were apprehended on Friday in the small border town. This compares to 1,100 for eleven El Paso Border Patrol Sector stations combined. The surge quickly overwhelmed a local Border Patrol processing facility and the ability of non-government (NGO) shelters to accommodate the surge.

Migrants surrender to Border Patrol in Eagle Pass on Saturday. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

UN Declares U.S.-Mexico Border World’s Deadliest Land Migration Route — AGAIN

The United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) declared the U.S.-Mexico border the deadliest land border crossing after documenting 686 deaths and disappearances of migrants on in 2022. Tuesday’s announcement noted the toll for migrant disappearances and deaths throughout the Americas is the deadliest year on record since the IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) began.

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an illegal immigrant in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: Biden’s DHS Leaves Miles of Border Wide Open as Migrant Crossings Spike

With more than 22,000 migrants being held in custody, a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Border Patrol is being forced to cut routine patrols along the border. In some areas, highway inspection checkpoints have been closed to accommodate another increase in the number of migrant crossings. On Monday alone, the agency apprehended more than 7,700 migrants nationwide.

Border Patrol pulls agents from patrol as migrant surge resumes. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 300 Mostly West African Migrants Cross Border into Arizona

In what Border Patrol agents describe as a daily event, more than 300 mostly West African migrants walked through drainage gates in the border wall several miles west of Lukeville, Arizona. The group contained around forty migrants from Peru, India, Ecuador, and several Middle Eastern countries, according to Border Patrol agents who spoke to Breitbart Texas.

300 Mostly West African Migrants Cross Border into Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Experiences 6,000 Percent Increase in Border Crossings by Migrants from Islamic Republic of Mauritania

As Breitbart Texas observed the Arizona border this week, migrant groups continued to cross into the United States from a host of countries — including some considered by the DHS to be of special interest due to the prevalence of terrorism in that country or hostility to the United States. According to a CBP report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the arrest of migrants from Mauritania and Egypt at the southwest border rose by as much as 6,000 percent compared to 2022 statistics kept by CBP.

A large group of migrants cross border near Lukeville, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive Photos: Migrants from Around the World Stream Across ‘Closed’ Border into Arizona

More than 300 migrants walked through open storm drain gates in the border wall just west of Lukeville to surrender to Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents early Tuesday morning. Breitbart Texas watched as the migrants queued at the border wall before walking through the Organ Pipe National Monument Reserve, hoping to gain release into the United States. The group included migrants from several African nations, India, Pakistan, Ecuador, and Peru.

Migrants from Many Nations Arrive at Arizona Border Crossing. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 300 Migrants Stroll Across Biden Admin’s ‘Closed’ Border into Arizona on Labor Day

A single group of nearly 300 migrants walked through gates in the border wall welded open by the Biden administration west of Lukeville on Labor Day morning. The migrants eventually surrendered to Border Patrol agents at a nearby rally point. Breitbart Texas posted along the border in the small town and observed as Border Patrol agents prepared the migrants for transport to a Border Patrol processing center.

Nearly 300 Migrants are sheltered from the sun and guarded by Border Patrol agents near Lukeville, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Sheltering Costs for Rising Numbers of Migrants Hits $7M/Month in Arizona Border Sector

According to a source within CBP, the cost to accommodate the recent spike in migrant encounters in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector is rising rapidly as existing processing facilities reach their capacity. With an operating cost of nearly $7 million each month, one facility in Tucson is undergoing an expansion project to double its capacity to hold migrants. The cost to operate the facility, according to the source, will double as well.

A diesel-powered soft-sided migrant detention center near Tucson, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

WATCH: Large Migrant Group Walks Across Biden Admin’s ‘Closed Border’ into Texas

In what has become an almost daily occurrence, a large group of more than 100 migrants crossed the Rio Grande just north of Eagle Pass to surrender to awaiting Border Patrol agents during the early morning hours on Friday. Shortly after 4:00 a.m., Breitbart Texas watched as the large group of mostly family unit migrants approached a rallying point staffed by the Border Patrol, where they surrendered to claim asylum.

Large Migrant Group Crosses Border near Ealge Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Four Governors Join Abbott on Texas Border Mission Tour

Four non-border-state governors joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a tour of one of the busiest border crossing regions in the country. The governors traveled to the Rio Grande to see first-hand the results of their states’ contributions to the Texas border security mission.

Governor Greg Abbott is joined by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Migrant Dies from Heat on Texas Border Ranch After Calling 911

Border Patrol agents responded to a 911 call from a migrant on a ranch suffering from heat exhaustion only to find the migrant had succumbed to the exposure to the elements. According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, the incident tells the tale of migrants who seek to avoid apprehension at all costs and wait too long to call for emergency assistance when they become too ill to continue their trek.

Migrant walking through border brush. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)