Elon Musk announced this on X, formerly Twitter plans to visit the southern border “later this week” to see for yourself what the refugee crisis is like.
After speaking with Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales and confirming the record number of illegal border crossings, Musk said he would head to Eagle Pass, Texas, this week.
“I spoke to Rep. Tony Gonzales this evening – he confirmed this is a serious issue,” Musk said wrote Monday. “They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers – they have just reached an all-time high and are still growing! I’ll be visiting Eagle Pass later this week to see for myself what’s going on.”
On Monday, several people joined Gonzales at the border Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Jodey Arrington, August Pfluger, Ronny Jackson, Nathaniel Moran and Brandon Williams. Gonzales’ office reported that 5,000 migrants are currently in a Border Patrol detention facility designed to house 1,000 people.
“Now more than ever, Congress must pass a strong budget that puts an end to Biden’s open borders agenda,” Gonzales said. “This should not be a partisan issue. My message is clear: stop catch and release, use asylum as a residence permit and put our border guards back on the front lines.”
According to Gonzales, tens of thousands of migrants are still on their way to the United States.
“Processing capacity is four times its maximum capacity and local resources are being depleted,” he said said Friday.
Fox News recently shared a video showing hundreds of migrants, mostly adult men, on trains heading toward the border in Eagle Pass.
Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. issued an emergency declaration last week “due to the surge in illegal immigration” that is overwhelming the city’s resources.
Musk has denounced President Biden for joining the United Auto Workers picket line in Michigan but failing to address the border crisis.
“Maybe he could stop by to check out our southern border,” Musk noted.
In another post on X, he said: “This is a serious crisis.”
Last week, Musk criticized the “legacy media” for its lack of coverage.
“Approximately two million people – from every country in the world – enter the United States through the southern border every year,” he said. “The number is increasing rapidly, yet the current government is not taking preventative measures.”
The Biden administration announced it plans to send 800 military personnel to the southern border to help Border Patrol agents process migrants. Troops will not support law enforcement efforts to contain the crisis.
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