In Eagle Pass, Texas, a ground-level video reveals an unprecedented influx of thousands of migrants awaiting Border Patrol processing after illegal crossings. The situation, described as unparalleled by an individual with extensive experience in the region, underscores the magnitude of the current migration challenges.
Adding to the complexity, the Biden administration’s decision to shut down two international railway bridges in Eagle Pass and El Paso has drawn criticism, particularly from Union Pacific. Approximately 45% of all rail cars moving to and from Mexico pass through these border crossings, and the closures redirect CBP personnel to assist in processing large groups of illegal immigrants.
NEW: Union Pacific is responding to the Biden administration’s decision to shut down two international railway bridges in Eagle Pass and El Paso in order to redirect CBP personnel to help Border Patrol process large groups of illegal immigrants. Not happy.t.co/7UCVPtpNDi
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) December 19, 2023
Union Pacific expresses dissatisfaction with the decision, emphasizing the significant impact on various industries, including agricultural products (affecting grain in six Midwest states), food and beverages (including beer and dry food products), automotive (both finished vehicles and parts), consumer goods, and industrial commodities (such as metals and cement).
Moreover, a concerning revelation surfaces as an entire flight loaded with migrants is reportedly being transported from processing centers on Delta Airlines. This prompts questions about the utilization of taxpayer dollars for the transportation of illegal migrants. The juxtaposition of government spending on such transportation while citizens may be struggling with economic challenges, including difficulties in feeding their families or paying rent, raises ethical and financial considerations.
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) December 19, 2023
If you are having trouble feeding your family or paying your rent, just know the government is paying for illegal migrants to fly Delta premium and be bussed to a city near you
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) December 19, 2023
— Clown World ™ 🤡 (@ClownWorld_) December 18, 2023