President Joe Biden has re-opened the international railway bridge into Eagle Pass, Texas, allowing illegal immigration to resume.
This is according to Breitbart News, which has reporters at the site.
"After a brief slowdown on Friday, the Biden administration re-opened the international railway bridge into Eagle Pass, Texas," Breitbart reports.
The outlet adds, "The move allowed an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 migrants to ride the trains to the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for crossing into Texas on Saturday."
The international railway bridge near Eagle Pass was temporarily closed last week because illegal immigration in the area had gotten out of control. Local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) was essentially overrun.
The Biden administration released a statement, writing, "Beginning this afternoon, CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily suspend vehicle processing operations at Bridge 1 and the international railway crossing bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas in order to redirect personnel to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with taking migrants into custody."
The statement continues, "In response to this influx in encounters, we will continue to surge all available resources to expeditiously and safely process migrants. We will maximize consequences against those without a legal basis to remain in the United States. CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation."
Breitbart highlights the fact that the Biden administration, here, did not try to stop migrants from entering America.
"The effort was not to shut down illegal river crossings but rather to bring additional resources to process migrants to be released into the United States more quickly," the outlet notes.
The period between Sept. 15 and 21, 2023, saw an especially big surge in illegal immigration, particularly in the Eagle Pass area of the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border.
It is being reported that around 13,000 migrants crossed from Mexico into the United States during this stretch. Some individual days saw as many as 3,000 to 4,000 crossings.
This prompted both a local, state, and federal response. The federal response was outlined above.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), on the other hand, "directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to deploy additional buses to Eagle Pass and El Paso to assist these border communities overwhelmed and overrun by President Joe Biden's border crisis."
Abbott, in a public statement, clearly placed the blame for the border crisis on Biden's shoulders, writing, "President Biden's continued refusal to secure our border invites thousands of illegal crossings into Texas and our nation each day."