VIDEO: Unlawful Migrants Take Down Fence, Overwhelm Soldiers

Migrants about to push through law enforcement officers | Image by New York Post

A video posted Thursday on social media shows unlawful migrants appearing to overwhelm Texas National Guard soldiers who were defending their posts.

The video, posted by Jennie Taer of the New York Post, shows hundreds of unlawful migrants tearing down the fence before running past National Guard soldiers and trying to get past the border wall into El Paso.

Gov. Greg Abbott, who posted about the incident on social media, said, “TX National Guard & Dept. of Public Safety quickly regained control & are redoubling the razor wire barriers. DPS is instructed to arrest every illegal immigrant involved for criminal trespass & destruction of property.”

The incident along the border has prompted a backlash against President Joe Biden, with Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham writing on social media that the chaos was “sponsored by @JoeBiden.”

Additionally, the National Border Patrol Council posted the video online and released a statement criticizing the president, writing that the issue was “only going to get worse.”

“The anarchy Joe Biden and his radical leftist mob have unleashed on Americans is despicable,” the labor union wrote.

This latest incident at the border comes as the unlawful migration crisis continues to remain an issue for the United States, as millions of migrants have unlawfully entered the country since Biden took office in 2021.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported more than 7.5 million encounters with unlawful migrants at the southern border during this time. The House Homeland Committee reported an estimated 1.7 million “gotaways” have unlawfully crossed the border.

In addition to the high number of people entering the United States unlawfully, the Department of Homeland Security has consistently failed to process deportation paperwork in immigration courts, resulting in more than 200,000 cases being dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction.

A report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University discovered that 9% of all deportation cases from the start of FY 2021 to the end of February 2024 had been dismissed due to the federal agency failing to file the paperwork by the deadline, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Texas has attempted to manage the crisis through various actions, including the passing of a border security bill that would make unlawful entry into the state a crime.

SB 4, which would also allow local and state law enforcement officers to apprehend those suspected of violating the law, was initially meant to become law on March 5 but has been paused because of a lawsuit filed by the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Justice alleges in the lawsuit that the law is unconstitutional and should be blocked by the courts on the premise that the federal government has the sole right to enforce immigration laws.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for the case on Wednesday but did not indicate when a ruling would be issued.

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