New data shared by Fox News’ Bill Melugin is shedding more light on the chaos unfolding along the US-Mexico border, with statistics showing at least 7,000 COVID-positive migrants have been released by federal agents into McAllen, TX.
“A local state of disaster in McAllen has been declared,” Melugin posted on Twitter Wednesday.
On Monday, we watched Border Patrol drop off bus loads of migrants in downtown McAllen all day long. Every 30 minutes. Hundreds released in front of us. https://t.co/G4ENHuX7sJ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 4, 2021
Texas Congressman Chip Roy released similar data this week highlighting the growing chaos occurring along the US-Mexico border, confirming more than 200,000 migrants illegally entered the United States in the month of July.
THREAD: PRELIMINARY JULY BORDER NUMBERS
(USBP only, subject to increase)
Total encounters: 205,029
Total known gotaways: 37,400
1.3 million for FY 21 so far
Largest monthly encounter number since 2000. Total is bigger than every full-year total since FY21
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) August 2, 2021
“[It’s the] largest monthly encounter number since 2000. Total is bigger than every full-year total since FY21,” Roy posted on Twitter.
“Now, take that and factor this in: CBP agents and officers have seized more than 8,500 lbs of fentanyl during the first 9 months of FY21[.] That’s not only an increase of 234% year over year[.] It’s enough to kill everyone in America five times over, (since 2mg can be fatal),” he added.
“Add in the fact that we know that cartels and coyotes use and ‘recycle’ children to abuse our asylum system[.] Add in the fact that we know that cartels are making millions per day in human and sex trafficking off this administration,” wrote the lawmaker. “It’s only going to get worse with this crisis.”