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Exclusive Video: Smugglers Move Migrants into Heart of Texas Border City

Cartel-connected human smugglers moved their operations from hiding in the remote outskirts of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico to the heart of this Texas border city less than one hundred yards from the Roma International Bridge. The smugglers faced no opposition from Mexican law enforcement authorities as they crossed hundreds of Central American migrants into the United States.

Central American migrants await transportation to Border Patrol processing centers after illegally entering the U.S. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 200 Central American Migrants Show Texas Border is Not Closed

Just days after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced, “our borders are not open,” more than 200 Central American migrants crossed the Rio Grande unimpeded and walked into La Joya, Texas. The steady stream of migrants crossing into the border city continues day and night, according to Border Patrol agents on the ground.

Large groups of Central American migrants freely cross the Rio Grande near La Joya, Texas, on August 24. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas Migrant Bridge Camp Empty — Some Moved to Other U.S. Border Sectors

DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol officials cleared the last remaining migrants on Friday from the infamous camp under the Del Rio International Bridge. At one point earlier this week, the Biden administration detained as many as 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants in squalid conditions under the bridge. Since then, officials moved the migrants to other detention facilities, to Haiti on Title 42 repatriation flights, allowed some to self-deport to Mexico, or released some into the United States with notices to report to an immigration office for expedited removal hearings.

Workers cleared the grounds under the Del Rio International Bridge after the last remaining migrants were removed. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

GRÁFICO: Policías Mexicanos Sacan Cuerpo de Migrante Ahogado en el Río Bravo

Las autoridades mexicanas encontraron el cuerpo de un migrante no identificado que presuntamente se había ahogado mientras intentaba cruzar el Río Bravo para llegar a la parte oeste de Texas. El nuevo fallecimiento sucede en un momento en que las autoridades estadounidenses están tratando de lidiar con miles de migrantes haitianos que cruzaron a Texas en un intento de solicitar asilo.

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Photos: Migrants Regroup in Texas Border Town After Release from Bridge Camp

DEL RIO, Texas — Days after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced migrants from the mostly Haitian bridge encampment faced imminent removal, hundreds are actually released into the United States on a daily basis. Haitian nationals could be seen at several locations waiting to board transportation to other parts of the country.

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Black ‘Extremist’ Group Appears at Texas Border Bridge Camp with Food for Migrants

DEL RIO, Texas — Self-described members of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK) appeared at the Del Rio migrant bridge camp ahead of what they say is a larger convoy representing the group. On Wednesday, they were turned away by Border Patrol personnel guarding the perimeter of the site. The members claimed they were attempting to deliver provisions to migrants. The ISUPK is considered an extremist group by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), among others.

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Photos Show Scale of Texas Response to Border Crisis in Del Rio

DEL RIO, Texas — Photos and video show the massive effort being executed by the State of Texas to stop or reduce the record-setting border crossings taking place in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector. The sector rose to the second busiest along the southern border in recent months and garnered national attention.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, speaks during a news conference along the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Texas Forms Miles-Long Border Barrier from State Troopers and National Guard Vehicles

DEL RIO, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Guard to use vehicles to create a miles-long barrier to stop the flow of mostly Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande. The vehicle barrier, along with the recently constructed Texas border fencing, effectively blocked the illegal crossings and enabled Border Patrol officials to reduce the population of the Del Rio migrant encampment.

Texas Department of Safety vehicles line up along the bank of the Rio Grande near an encampment of migrants, many from Haiti, near the Del Rio International Bridge, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their …

Watch: Venezuelan Migrant Describes Life in Texas Border Bridge Camp

DEL RIO, Texas — Alfredo, a Venezuelan migrant, was released by the Border Patrol after spending six days at the outdoor camp under the local international bridge. The camp at one time held more than 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants. Alfredo describes the experience as deadly. Alfredo says the camp lacked security and told Breitbart Texas he was happy to be free.

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