A group of American reporters was harassed by angry migrants in El Paso Tuesday, underlining the ongoing crisis at the border. With more than 150,000 migrants waiting in northern Mexican states to cross into the United States, and the expiration of Title 42 expected to bring hundreds of thousands more from Central America, the situation at the border has become a major issue for the Biden administration.
The surge of illegal immigration has raised concerns about national security, economic stability, and the safety of both migrants and Americans.
In the clip posted below, reporters are heard asking a line of migrants where they are from before a brightly-dressed man gets in the face of a cameraman, screaming expletives about America.
The recent incident is just the latest example of the chaos and lawlessness that is occurring at the border. This situation has been exacerbated by the Biden administration’s lax immigration policies, which have emboldened migrants to make the dangerous journey to the United States in record numbers.
According to CNN, more than 150,000 migrants are currently waiting in northern Mexican states to cross into the United States. And with the expiration of Title 42 on Thursday, hundreds of thousands more from Central America are expected to make their way to the border. This surge of illegal immigration poses a serious threat to American sovereignty, national security, and economic stability.
"More than 150,000 migrants are waiting in northern Mexican states to cross into the United States," reports CNN — and "hundreds of thousands more from Central America are on their way as Title 42 expires on Thursday." pic.twitter.com/PJMqjjY2kR
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The Biden administration’s decision to reverse many of President Trump’s tough immigration policies has sent a clear message to the world that the United States is open for business. Migrants are taking advantage of this message, and the results are clear: overcrowded detention facilities, overwhelmed border patrol agents, and an increase in crime and drug trafficking.
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This weekend, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas will mobilize up to 10,000 National Guard members and 1,200 troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to address the issue. He also revealed plans to establish the “Texas Tactical Border Force,” which will comprise specifically trained National Guard members stationed in critical areas to intercept, repel, and redirect migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally.
The recent incident in El Paso is just a small glimpse into the larger problem at the border. The migrants involved in this incident were not peaceful refugees seeking asylum, but rather angry individuals who felt entitled to harass American journalists. It is vital the United States ensures that immigration is done legally and in a way that benefits our country. Allowing thousands of illegal migrants to flood our borders unchecked is not the answer.