Elon Musk has said that he will be visiting the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas this week.
The decision to visit comes after a conversation with Republican Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales.
Musk made his plan public in a response to a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, of drone footage showing hundreds of migrants on trains headed for Eagle Pass, Texas.
I spoke with Rep Tony Gonzales tonight – he confirmed that it is a serious issue.
They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers – just hit an all-time high and still growing!
Am going to visit Eagle Pass later this week to see what’s going on for myself.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 26, 2023
“I spoke with Rep Tony Gonzales tonight – he confirmed that it is a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers – just hit an all-time high and still growing!” Musk wrote. “Am going to visit Eagle Pass later this week to see what’s going on for myself.”
The current scene being described by the Hon. City of Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas
#BorderCrisis #EaglePass #eaglepasstx #borderpatrol #IllegalAliens #IllegalImmigration #TX #texas #EP #southtexas #invasion #Trump2024 #TRUMP2024ToSaveAmerica #BidenCrimeFamily #BIDENSAMERICA… pic.twitter.com/G9k0F9GO7c
— Isaak T. Ruiz (@IsaakRuizBeast) September 20, 2023
A state of emergency was declared in Eagle Pass by Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. last week over the massive influx of migrants.
Eagle Pass, TX – Mayor Rolando Salinas, Jr. issued and signed emergency declaration due severe undocumented immigrant surge into the City of Eagle Pass, Texas. The state of disaster shall continue for a period of seven (7) days from the date of this declaration,September 19, 2023 pic.twitter.com/dfHJkWRVmV
— OfficialCityEaglePassTexas (@CityEaglePassTx) September 20, 2023
“The City of Eagle Pass is committed to the safety and well being of our local citizens. The emergency declaration grants us the ability to request financial resources to provide the additional services caused by the influx of the undocumented immigrants,” Salinas said in a press release.
Speaking to reporters, Salinas said that many of the migrants are single males, some with criminal records.
“We don’t want these people just to be walking our streets. A lot of them do have records and talking to Border Patrol, talking to DPS, there’s no way of confirming who are these people,” Salinas said.
“This already has taken a toll on the economy by affecting commercial traffic. But we’re going to everything possible to make sure we maintain the order, maintain peace in Eagle Pass,” he added.