Migrants Dump Identification Papers Amid Massive Trash Pile at U.S.-Mexico Border

Identification papers, including Mexican humanitarian visas, were reportedly found scattered among an enormous pile of clothing and trash at the edge of the river near Brownsville, after migrants allegedly crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin revealed footage captured by a drone camera that showed trash strewn across the American side of the border earlier this month. “Mixed in, you will find IDs/paperwork from around the world, & Mexican humanitarian visas,” Melugin tweeted along with the video.

In an interview with “America’s Newsroom,” Melugin emphasized the importance of the abandoned documents, stating they would help officials determine who was eligible for asylum in the U.S. and where migrants should be deported if they were not allowed to remain.

Melugin noted this was one of the busy spots for migrants in Brownsville, with many of them leaving behind wet clothes and disposables.

He reported that dozens of similar dump sites existed along the Rio Grande Valley, posing a severe environmental threat.

Additionally, he drew attention to the end of Title 42, which had allowed border agencies to turn migrants away due to public health issues related to COVID-19. The expiration of Title 42 could cause more significant problems at the border.