VIDEO: GPS Coordinates Guide Unlawful Migrants Across Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents makes an arrest
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Unlawful migrants flocking to the southern border are being provided GPS coordinates for where to cross into the U.S., a recent report alleges.

Efrain González, a journalist for Border Hawk News, reportedly accompanied a “massive group” of migrants last month from Piedras Negras, Mexico, to the Rio Grande, according to a video posted on social media. He said the group was provided GPS coordinates that enabled them to travel together to a specific part of the border where a forklift was positioned to hold up the razor wire barrier.

“We accompanied this caravan that walked for an hour in the darkest [sic] to reach the crossing point. The migrant said they were angry [that] Mexican authorities sent them to cross into this dangerous area of the river at night,” González said. “Most of these people do not know how to get to the river. However, through GPS, they obtain the exact location where forklift tractors raised the razor wire in October.”

The reporter was unable to identify who provided the GPS coordinates.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to CBP, encounters at the southern border hit an all-time high figure of 269,735 in September. These encounters dipped to 240,988 in October.

That month the Biden administration allowed for the expansion of border walls. President Joe Biden said the extension was planned by the Trump administration and insisted he had no ability to stop it. When asked if border walls work, he said, “No.”

Federal officials touted decreases in border encounters this summer as a sign of progress for the administration.

“Our approach to managing the border securely and humanely, even within our fundamentally broken immigration system, is working,” Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress in July. “Unlawful entries between ports of entry along the southwest border have consistently decreased by more than half compared to the peak before the end of Title 42.”

Despite these claims from federal officials, there were more than​​ 2,800 unlawful crossings at the southern border just on Monday, according to Fox News. The network’s immigration reporter, Bill Melugin, cited a border source who apparently said federal agents were “completely overrun.”

“CBP is pulling personnel from local ports of entry to help, BP there is pausing their social media, & multiple BP highway checkpoints are closed — which are crucial to catch fentanyl smugglers who make it past the ports of entry,” Melugin reported Tuesday.

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