Video from the border shows at least 700 migrants entering the United States from Mexico in one day at just one border crossing in Eagle Pass, Texas.
It comes as Rep. Tony Gonzales, a Republican from Texas, revealed that Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has offered to help President Joe Biden with the southern border crisis if he would ask for help.
Fox News’ Bill Melugin posted a series of videos to Twitter on Sunday showing crowds of migrants crossing the border illegally and being detained by authorities on Texas’ southern border.
In a tweet, he notes that he saw more than 500 migrants crossing Eagle Pass, including a group totaling 290 people. Another tweet showed pictures of two other groups totaling 200 other migrants.
Eagle Pass is a popular crossing point. In this area alone, around 400,000 illegal border crossings have been recorded since October.
Melugin noted that the entire Del Rio sector experienced 2,200 illegal crossings in just 24 hours.
New video from Fox News Monday shows at least 700 migrants crossing from Mexico to Eagle Pass, Texas, on Sunday
The entire Del Rio sector on the southern border saw 2,200 illegal crossings in 24 hours
While the number of migrant crossings in May-June fell for the first time in five months, the number is still at record levels
NEW: We’ve already seen more than 500 migrants illegally crossing Eagle Pass, TX this morning alone, including this huge lone group of 290. You’ll see a portion of the group walk to the edge of a local freeway before heading off TX is stopped by DPS soldiers. Almost all single adults. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/O5ySjZqYD3
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 14, 2022
Hundreds of migrants crowded along the Texas side of the border with Mexico near Eagle Pass on Sunday, August 14. A single group included 290 people, mostly single adults
Congressman Gonzalez last week told President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris via Guy Benson on Fox News Radio that they need to ask President Giammattei for help.
“I specifically asked the President of Guatemala, ‘Hey, what would it take for you to do more of these repatriation flights?'” Gonzales said of a conversation he had with the Guatemalan leader.
“These are people who have no right to asylum, you send them back to their country of origin. What would it take for you to take more of these flights? His reply was, “One simple thing, Tony. I just need the President of the United States to call me. He won’t even call me.”
Giammattei told Fox in December that he had not had contact with the White House since Harris’ visit to Guatemala last June.
Harris was named “border zzarin” by President Biden upon his inauguration, tasked with helping end the southern border crisis, which still sees a record-breaking number of crossings each month, as well as inhumane conditions at border facilities and some tragic fatality incidents.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey shared images and clips from his state’s border, where he is using shipping containers to erect a physical barrier at the Yuma Crossing
Migrants stand along the road Sunday awaiting transport to a border police processing facility. While most are brought back by Title 42, hundreds are being released into the country every day
While illegal crossings fell in June for the first time in five months, the trend appears to be picking up again.
Figures for July on the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have not yet been released, but the agency arrested 207,416 the month before.
The June figure was a steep drop from May’s record high of 240,991 crossings.
There have been more than 200,000 encounters with migrants at the border every month since March.
A small group of migrants are seen illegally crossing the Rio Grande River from Piedras Negras, Mexico, into Eagle Pass on August 12, 2022
While many migrants are being repatriated under Title 42 of the Public Health Protection, thousands are being released to the US in places like Arizona and Texas. Both states have started busing migrants into Washington, DC and New York City to ease the crisis in border communities.
Harris’ office has insisted their goal is not to address the migrant crisis at the border. Rather, they claim their mission is to investigate the causes in the Northern Triangle nations that are causing large numbers of migrants to move north.
The White House told Fox in a statement that the Biden administration has “strong cooperation with Guatemala” on migrant repatriations.
“Indeed, in June, for the first time ever, President Biden brought together 20 leaders to share responsibility for managing migration flows across the Western Hemisphere, including through repatriations,” the official noted.