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Elon Musk announced on X, formerly Twitter, that he has plans to visit the southern border “later this week” to see the migrant crisis for himself.
After speaking with Republican Representative Tony Gonzales and confirming the record number of illegal crossings happening at the border, Musk said he will go to Eagle Pass, Texas, this week.
“I spoke with Rep Tony Gonzales tonight – he confirmed that it is a serious issue,” Musk wrote Monday. “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.”
On Monday, Gonzales was joined at the border by several Republican lawmakers, including Representatives Jodey Arrington, August Pfluger, Ronny Jackson, Nathaniel Moran, and Brandon Williams. Gonzales’ office reported that there are currently 5,000 migrants in a Border Patrol holding facility that is meant to hold 1,000.
“Now more than ever, Congress needs to pass a strong budget that puts a stop to Biden’s open-borders agenda,” Gonzales said. “This should not be a partisan issue. My message is clear – end catch and release, stop using asylum as a hall pass, and put our Border Patrol Agents back on the frontlines.”
According to Gonzales, tens of thousands of migrants are still heading toward the United States.
“Processing capacity is at four times its max and local resources are being depleted,” he said Friday.
Fox News recently shared a video showing hundreds of migrants, mostly adult males, on top of trains headed toward the border in Eagle Pass.
*NEW VIDEO* FOX News sources capture stunning new video of hundreds more of migrants making their way on top of trains, some waving a Venezuelan flag, en route to the US border in Eagle Pass, TX @FoxNews— Griff Jenkins (@Griff Jenkins) 1695695568
Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas, Jr. issued an emergency declaration last week “due to the severe undocumented immigrant surge” overwhelming the city’s resources.
Musk torched President Biden for joining the United Auto Workers’ picket line in Michigan but failing to address the border crisis.
“Maybe he could also pop over to see our southern border at some point,” Musk remarked.
In another post on X, he said, “This is a severe crisis.”
Last week, Musk called out the “legacy media” for its lack of coverage.
“About 2 million people – from every country on Earth – are entering through the US southern border every year,” he said. “The number is rising rapidly, yet no preventive action is taken by the current administration.”
The Biden administration announced that it plans to send 800 military members to the southern border to help Border Patrol agents process migrants. The troops will not be aiding in law enforcement efforts to curb the crisis.
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.