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TX: Like clockwork— Every morning over the last few weeks, law enforcement at the border in Eagle Pass say hundreds of migrants surge across the Rio Grande into Texas— We watched through the thick fog as chaos unfolded— @TxDPS warning the migrants that they can’t cross there saying it’s illegal and unsafe.

Grown men, battling the swift current, nearly swept away—FWC Officers deployed by @GovRonDeSantis in coordination with @GovAbbott efforts to secure the border, have been down here for months assisting.

In the mornings, they take the high ground and call out to the airboats when a child is coming across or when someone is struggling in the water.

Once the migrants crossed, there was no clear entry through the area so they were advised to walk down the riverbank to meet up with Border Patrol where they would be apprehended, transported and processed.

Roughly 200 people crossed into Eagle Pass successfully while we were there.
TX: Watch as @TxDPS and FWC officers rescue a young man—A toddler is also in the boat watching as the Trooper works to revive him—You even see the toddler at one point tell the other man trying to help to stay back.

We asked them why they were crossing this way and if they knew it wasn’t legal and they said yes, but it was their only option.

Law enforcement say the #cartels control the southern border and that includes who crosses where.
TX: Migrants carry an unconscious man across—They circle around and lie his naked body down—You seem them trying to resuscitate him. Moments later they erupt in applause—He’s alive.

You then see a man come over, clearing the way—He embraces and cradles the man, clearly grateful that he was ok.

This is all unfolding just down river from a legal port of entry.
#TxLege passed #SB4 —This scene will likely unfold differently once @GovAbbott signs it into law—The law enforcement along the banks and elsewhere will have the authority to arrest undocumented individuals who cross into Texas illegally.

Migrants will then be released to a magistrate who will provide legal counsel/translation and give them the option to return to Mexico or face a class B misdemeanor and ultimately be removed—If they returned it would be classified as a felony.

Opponents say it is a “show me your papers” bill and opens the door for racial profiling. @DavidSpillerTX says that is not the case—Law enforcement have to prove they crossed into Texas illegally.

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326,645 unaccompanied children have been released to sponsors in the U.S. within the last 2 1/2 years—That’s more than the previous 6 combined.

FY21-July 2023: 326,645
FY15-FY20: 247,111

Since 2016 (the start of FY15) 573,756 children have been released to sponsors in the U.S.

Texas has had the most unaccompanied children released into its state with 13,239 as of July.

2,617 unaccompanied children ages 0-5 have been released to sponsors in the U.S. this fiscal year (as of July).

8,205 have been between the ages of 6-12.

8,441 13-14 year olds have been released to sponsors.

28,067 were 15-16 years old.

28,861 have been minors 17+ Image
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@elonmusk might have something to say about blocking public data on unaccompanied minors on this platform… Image
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Embarking on a mission of a lifetime—My roommate and best friend, @timgniech is battling terminal cancer… Doctors are giving him a week to live.
The one thing he wants is to see his daughters—One of which is 8 1/2 months pregnant and cannot travel.

So, we are getting in the……
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Hence the drive. We are racing against the clock 💪🏼💪🏼

We are heading to Connecticut!
Mission accepted 💪🏼💪🏼
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TX: I asked DHS Secretary Mayorkas why single adult males (traveling without family members) from Venezuela with no family here in the U.S. that entered the country between ports of entry without a CBP One app appointment or the proper documentation were not being removed under……
TX: Nelson is from Venezuela and has been in Brownsville for 3 days after being processed and released by Border Patrol. He crossed the Rio Grande into Brownsville, Texas with several other men (and it wasn’t the first time).

He shows us his government-issued phone and tells us……
Carlos is also from Venezuela and doesn’t have any contacts/family here—He also crossed between ports of entry…
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I asked several Border Patrol Agents how they feel about @POTUS visiting El Paso— Some say they want him to talk directly to agents, others say his visit is a waste of time. Here’s what was said by the men on the ground:
“What a disgrace to border patrol…”

This agent says the President’s immigration plan is “a complete joke.”
This Border Patrol Agent would like @POTUS to be put on the spot like @SecMayorkas has been during past visits— Says the way they’re currently “securing the border” is the definition of insanity:
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Dec 26, 2022
TX: Deborah Douglas owns a ranch on the Kinney/Edwards Co line—They just finished building 2 months ago. Her cameras caught 4 men who she says are migrants attempting to break her door down. She says it’s the 2nd time this has happened—She now carries a gun when she goes outside.
TX: Deborah is 72 y/o & says they’ve spent $13,000 reinforcing the home with steel shutters/window screens so people can’t get in, “You spend your hard earned money to buy something, build something—I can’t even go out on my front porch with a cup of coffee without a gun on me…” Image
👀 We are going to hear from Deborah this afternoon on @NewsNation #RushHour — She says she is constantly looking over her shoulder on her own property.
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#BREAKING TX: Suspected smuggler at large after firing shots at @TxDPS near Brackettville following pursuit/bailout—Kinney Co Sheriff Brad Coe is advising people living in the area keep doors and vehicles locked saying all occupants are being considered armed and dangerous.
TX: Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith says, “Kinda normal for us unfortunately. We have bailouts every day and it’s not the first time LE (law enforcement) has been shot at.”
TX: Update: Kinney Co. Sheriff’s Deputies @TxDPS and US Border Patrol are still searching for at least 5 suspects. A large perimeter has been set. Law Enforcement is considering the suspects to be armed and dangerous.

A DPS helicopter and plane were circling the area. Image
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