White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Monday that people were not simply walking across the southern border.
However, video footage from Jorge Ventura Media and Bill Melugin, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for FOX News, defy and refute the press secretary’s narrative.
'WE ARE AVERAGING 1 DECEASED PER DAY' Texas law enforcement in Eagle Pass overwhelmed by migrants illegally crossing into the US and drowning in the Rio Grande River. Resources are spread so thin that some 911 calls like domestic violence are going unanswered @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/ZLLL1B9swe
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) August 25, 2022
BREAKING: Another massive single group of 100+ are crossing illegally into Eagle Pass, TX right now. There are only 2 overwhelmed Border Patrol agents here at the moment with TX National Guard. I asked group where they’re from? Cuba, Venezuela, & Colombia. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/qw3PmWPdIM
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 12, 2022
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy questioned Jean-Pierre concerning unvaccinated tennis star Novack Djokovic who is missing the U.S. Open in Massechuttes because he is unvaccinated and not allowed to enter the country. Doocy pointed out that thousands upon thousands of unvaccinated persons were “walking across” the southern border and wondered why the difference in arriving by plane or the Rio Grande.
Jean-Pierre addressed the question with a lengthy discourse on CDC and U.S. Open guidelines that Djokovic was required to follow. She claimed the two incidents were not the same, noting that the administration had a plan for those entering the country at the southern border.
Reports of fentanyl and other problematic items are at record numbers along the southern border. For example, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported seizing over 1,500 pounds of cocaine with a street value approaching $12 million at the Columbia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo, Texas, on Aug. 26.
Laredo CBP officers recently seized $390K in fentanyl in a passenger vehicle. Officers seized 12 packages containing a total of 28.66lbs of alleged fentanyl concealed within the vehicle.
READ: https://t.co/EiRSisaLKc pic.twitter.com/kiit9QOzhT
— CBP (@CBP) August 28, 2022
CBP encountered 494 illegals over the weekend according to their Twitter account. However, the encounters have been staggering since October’s beginning of the fiscal year. The numbers from July brought the CBP encounters for FY22TD 2,242,413, and the “known” gotaways are a rising tide.
Over the weekend, @CBPRGV Border Patrol agents encountered 494 migrants from Georgia, Ecuador, Cuba and various Central & South American countries in three large groups in Hidalgo and Starr Counties.
More details: https://t.co/fp6LyUgWS1 pic.twitter.com/LldZNw1UMu
— CBP (@CBP) August 30, 2022
The New York Post reported in July that the “known got-aways” stood at 500,000 since the fiscal year started. Citing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources, the New York Post noted that, on average, 55,000 illegals escape into the country every month. For clarification, “got-aways” are those spotted by border patrol agents or are caught on camera crossing the border but were not apprehended.
Meanwhile, the White House and the DHS Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, claim no one is walking across the border and the border is secure.