100 Migrants Caught Climbing Border Wall As Pelosi Blocks Trump’s SOTU Address
Footage shows multiple people dropping down to US soil after scaling the wall
More than 100 migrants have been taken into custody after camera footage caught them climbing the US-Mexico border wall in Arizona.
The news comes one week after 376 migrants dug their way through near the same location.
'On Monday #CBP #YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 110+ Central Americans who illegally scaled the wall with the assistance of a smuggler with a ladder,' read a tweet from the agency's verified Twitter account.
Footage shows multiple people dropping down to US soil after scaling the wall from the Mexico side.
US Customs and Border Protection officials said that over 100 migrants had been taken into custody after being caught on camera.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer remain defiant on Trump's requested $5.7 billion to fund a border wall.
The standoff has delayed the passing of a spending bill which is causing the Government shutdown to continue.
Locals from California to Texas are helping Border Patrol agents throughout the Government shut down with free meals and zero-interest loans.
The video, posted by CBP, shows individuals on the US side of the border departing from the area immediately surrounding the wall.
The members were arrested after entry to the US on January 21, according to Border Patrol officials.
The arrest of 247 illegal immigrants, some in need of medical care, who turned themselves in after attempting to cross the border, was confirmed by border patrol agents last week.
'Almost all were families or unaccompanied juveniles,' CBP Arizona said on January 18, of the January 14 incident.
The bio for the CBP Arizona Twitter account currently reads, 'This account will not be actively managed during the lapse in federal funding.'
But someone is maintaining it without being paid to do so for now, otherwise, the video could not have been posted on Wednesday.
Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan tweeted on Tuesday:
'CBP workforce: Thank you for all your continued patience, professionalism and resilience as we work to end the shutdown. You continue to work selflessly to protect others. The entire leadership team is working to find a solution that meets our critical mission requirements.'
On Wednesday, US Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost quote-tweeted McAleenan's sentiments, adding: 'I’m humbled by the selfless dedication I see displayed by the men and women of the Border Patrol every day. Please accept my sincere gratitude as we work toward a resolution. #HonorFirst'
According to the DailyMail: Border Patrol agents are among those currently afflicted by the shutdown.
The complete list includes the Environmental Protection Agency, the IRS, and the departments of State, Housing and Urban Development; Treasury; Agriculture; Commerce; Interior; Justice; and Homeland Security, and funding for food stamps will run out in March.
For now, the military (aside from the US Coast Guard) and the departments of Veterans Affairs; Labor; Education; and Health and Human Services are not impacted, as they are being funded by a spending bill that doesn't expire until September 30.
Democrats say they will consider border security once the government has reopened, but Pelosi is refusing money for the wall that Democrats view as ineffective and immoral.
The federal government has been partially shut down since December 22, making Thursday the 34th day that approximately 800,000 federal employees have been either expected to work without pay for the time being or have been furloughed.
Congress has already passed a bill that guarantees that federal workers who are still showing up to their jobs without pay will be paid for their work once the shutdown ends.
The previous longest-lasting government shutdown in history happened at the end of 1995 and beginning of 1996, lasting 21 days under President Bill Clinton.