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.
BIDEN: BORDER "GOING TO BE CHAOTIC FOR AWHILE." The countdown clock ticking as the Title 42 border policy expires within hours… Stunning drone footage shows masses of people gathering, waiting to cross:@BillFOXLA LIVE from the border:@BillHemmer @DanaPerino pic.twitter.com/EPGsdB6I6Z
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) May 11, 2023
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.