The record number of illegal migrants coming to the US southern border is out of control and President Joe Biden appears to be doing nothing to help local law enforcement deal with the crisis, Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber said.
The border town has become a hot spot with apprehensions at an all-time high of about 2,000 per day, an official told local media last week after the agency opened a new temporary facility in Eagle Pass to expedite processing of migrants in custody.
The town is located in what Customs and Border Protection (CPB) call the Del Rio sector, where more than 326,000 illegal migrants have been apprehended since October, an increase of nearly 120% compared to the same period last year, according to government data.
A Sputnik correspondent in a ride-along with local police observed unmarked buses chartered by the federal government and Border Patrol vans are constantly seen on the road transporting illegal migrants from the banks of the Rio Grande river to processing centers, including a temporary camp on the outskirts of Eagle Pass that can house up to one thousand migrants.
Biden, who came into office vowing to secure the border in an “orderly and humane fashion,” has seen a record 3 million illegal crossings so far under his watch, which many in his own party told CNN they fear could give Republicans an edge in the midterm elections in November.