Almost 700 people attempted to cross the Rio Grande in a few hours, hoping to surrender and be released into the United States. On Sunday, Breitbart Texas was present at several major migrant crossings and saw numerous big and little migrant groups giving themselves up to Highway Patrol troopers, Army National Guard soldiers, and Border Patrol agents in and around Eagle Pass, a small border town in Texas.
The first group of almost 300 migrants, mostly single adults, turned them selves over to law enforcement authorities 20 miles north of Eagle Pass near Normandy, Texas. Some members of the migrant group waited for hours to be transported to a processing center close by due to the sudden influx of migrants in a short period of time.
Almost 700 migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua crossed the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass within five hours. More than 200 of them were apprehended by Texas Army National Guard soldiers and state troopers south of the city. The group was taken to an international port of entry by Texas DPS officials so they could be transferred to Customs and Border Protection as part of a plan by Gov. Greg Abbott.
A group of migrants close to the Camino Real Port of Entry are being held by Texas DPS troopers while Border Patrol agents arrive.
At the Camino Real Port of Entry, law enforcement agents guarded the migrants as temperatures reached above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Breitbart Texas watched the officers as they waited for several hours for Border Patrol’s overwhelmed and limited transportation resources to get there.