Drone Footage of Migrants Exposes Biden's 'Absolute Catastrophe' at the Border
Huge group of migrants filmed in Texas being held by Border Patrol
Disturbing drone footage of migrants has emerged that exposes the troubling extent that Democrat Joe Biden's border crisis has spiraled out of control.
On Sunday, a video emerged online that was captured by an aerial drone in Mission, Texas.
The footage shows huge crowds of migrants being held by Biden's Border Control.
The video has prompted widespread criticism from Republicans who said the footage underscores the crisis at the border.
"An absolute catastrophe from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and House & Senate Democrats," Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said on Twitter in response to the footage.
Stefanik retweeted a post from Bill Melugin, a Fox News national correspondent who posted the video online.
Melugin said the footage showed the "largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX."
"Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people," he tweeted.
"We can only get a look at the area with our drone.
"There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby."
NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There’s a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/AsAygsO966— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 1, 2021
Border Patrol has yet to issue a statement about the video.
Republicans have been critical of the Biden administration over its handling of the border issue.
They say Biden should be more assertive in getting the problem under control given that there is a global pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, announced last week that he would deploy the Texas National Guard to help troopers make arrests at the border.
"To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed," Abbott wrote in a letter to Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.
U.S. officials reported this month that they had encountered 55,805 members of families with children in June, up 25% from the previous month.