This is not good.
In Mexico, a train bound for the U.S. border was observed carrying what seemed to be hundreds of migrants on its roof, underscoring the ongoing surge in individuals attempting to gain entry into the United States. These migrants were sighted on a BNSF Railway train departing from Guanajuato, located approximately 190 miles northwest of Mexico City.
The train’s journey covers a route from Guanajuato to Monterey, and eventually Piedras Negras, a border city across from Texas. In response to the escalating numbers of migrants, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) declared a temporary suspension and reduction of vehicle processing at ports of entry in Texas and Arizona on Monday.
As per the CBP statement, starting at 2:30 p.m. local time, operations for vehicle processing at Eagle Pass International Bridge 1 in Eagle Pass will be temporarily halted. Furthermore, at 2 p.m. local time, vehicle processing will be scaled down in Lukeville, Arizona. These measures aim to enable CBP to redirect personnel to support the U.S. Border Patrol in apprehending migrants.
Several CBP sectors have reported a substantial increase in encounters with migrants in recent weeks. The U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson division in Arizona recorded a record-breaking 15,000 illegal crossings last week, marking the highest weekly total ever documented.
This train from Mexico to the United States is carrying hundreds of illegal immigrants.
This is 100% an invasion and the government supports it. pic.twitter.com/1jQdwZ65V9
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) November 28, 2023