Border Patrol shuts down checkpoints as detention camp passes 10k migrants

A law enforcement source has revealed Border Patrol is shutting down area checkpoints after more than 10,000 mostly Haitians migrants have crossed the border and remain under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas for processing.

“According to the source not authorized to speak to the media, the shutdown will begin at 12 am local time on Friday and last until an orderly process to deal with the migrants at the makeshift camp is established,” Breitbart Texas noted on Thursday evening.

“The immigration checkpoints are the last line of defense for the Border Patrol,” the report added.

The Growing Crisis

The number of illegal immigrants living under the Del Rio bridge surged to more than 8,200 people awaiting processing from the U.S. Border Patrol by Thursday morning as the situation grows “out of control,” according to Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin.

“Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. Per source, the number of migrants waiting to be processed has now swelled to approx 8,200. It was 4,000 yesterday AM. Doubled in one day. BP overwhelmed, & I’m told situation is ‘out of control,’” Melugin tweeted on Thursday morning.

Melugin also posted a video of the swelling crowd on Twitter to show the enormous number of immigrants awaiting processing.

“Law enforcement source on the ground at the bridge this morning just sent me this video showing the situation there. I’m told a large majority of the migrants are Haitians and more are crossing into the US and arriving at the bridge by the minute. BP w/ limited manpower,” he tweeted.

Rapid Expansion

Just one day earlier, 4,200 illegal immigrants were staying under the bridge, according to Melugin.

“Our drone is currently over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, where Border Patrol & law enforcement sources tell us over 4,200 migrants are waiting to be apprehended after crossing into US,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.

“Local BP holding facilities are overwhelmed and over capacity,” he added.

The escalating border crisis continues to need a strong response as Biden’s policies are driving Border Patrol and national security beyond the point of control.

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