Reporter Films 300 Migrants Crossing Border in Just Six Hours - WATCH
The baron area on the banks of the Rio Grande is notorious for border crossing
Approximately 300 migrants were witnessed by a Texas reporter crossing the border before turning themselves into Border Patrol agents, according to reports.
KGBT CBS4 Reporter Sydney Hernandez took her camera to in Village were witnessed the incident on Tuesday night between 6 p.m. and midnight.
The baron area on the banks of the Rio Grande is notorious for border crossing.
Hernandez sent out a series of tweets which showed images of migrants walking up the dirt roads from the border river, the location where human smugglers cross them at will.
The migrants approach the first Border Patrol agents they find and then turn themselves in.
Hernandez told Breitbart she witnessed 20 in the first group, 38 in the second, “then 40, then 50, then about 150.”
But during the six hours, she counted 298 migrants who crossed the border illegally.
Hernandez said she interviewed several migrants who said they were here to claim asylum, but some also said they came for economic reasons.
“One woman I spoke to said she came for a better job opportunity,” the KGBT reporter explained.
“A 16-year-old traveling alone said she came because she wants to go to school.”
#BORDERNEWS Groups continue to turn themselves into Border Patrol agents at Texas Mexico Border near Sullivan City. More updates to follow. #Immigration #BorderReport #bordercrisis pic.twitter.com/PWQYwgscvr— Sydney Hernandez (@SydneyKGBT) July 11, 2019
#BORDERNEWS WATCH THIS 12:00AM UPDATE The group you saw in the last update has now turned into about 150 people. One woman just had gastric bypass and will need to get checked out by EMT. More are still walking up near Rincon. Buses leaving. #Immigation #Texas #RGV #BorderReports pic.twitter.com/IUImtYPwEz— Sydney Hernandez (@SydneyKGBT) July 11, 2019
#BORDERNEWS I’m so sorry these updates are coming out a bit delayed on time due to the lack of signal out here. But this is exactly what is happening just after 12:30 AM on the border. #BorderReports #JustFacts #Immigration pic.twitter.com/BWc2wsrDQg— Sydney Hernandez (@SydneyKGBT) July 11, 2019
#BORDERNEWS FINAL UPDATE: Thanks for watching these super short informal clips of what’s happening on the Texas Mexico Border. This is what it looks like just feet from the Rio Grande while the rest of the world is sleeping. Next shift of agents just showed up. #BorderReport #RGV pic.twitter.com/xFpiWEjmA3— Sydney Hernandez (@SydneyKGBT) July 11, 2019
She added that most of the crossing migrants were family units.
“We only saw a handful of single males,” Hernandez stated.
The news comes one month after Immigration officials in Texas captured a group of African migrants who arrived in San Antonio after illegally crossing the US Southern Border.
City officials are appealing for French-speaking volunteers after 350 illegals from the Congo turned up without warning.
“We didn’t get a heads up,” Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger told KEN 5 after the migrants arrived in the city unexpectedly.
“When we called Border Patrol to confirm, they said, ‘yea another 200 to 300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio.'”
Also in June, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents apprehended a total of 43,197 migrants, according to Southwest Border Migration Report.