The DHS claims that Texas authorities kept the Border Patrol from saving three illegal aliens, a mother and two children.
The White House used the same tack against Texas because they are doing the job that Joe Biden is supposed to do in protecting the country.
That narrative was blown out of the water by Biden’s own DOJ. As it turns out the illegals drowned on the Mexican side. Texas authorities used powerful search lights trying to locate the trio.
The allegation from Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated that Border Patrol agents:
“responding to a distress call from the Mexican government … were physically barred by Texas officials from entering the area.” The DHS spokesperson went on to call Texas “cruel, dangerous, and inhumane.”
The DOJ makes clear that the allegations against Texas authorities were false. At 9:00 p.m. on January 12, the Mexican government informed Border Patrol that three migrants, which was an hour after the actual drowning. The Texas law enforcement agency was informed at that time. Even if it had happened on the American side, that was too late to save the victims.
The Biden administration once again pushed a false narrative at the border, now refuted by their own DOJ.
White House claim: “On Friday night, a woman and two children drowned near Eagle Pass, and Texas officials blocked U.S. Border Patrol from attempting to provide emergency… pic.twitter.com/B8bsP13Mxv
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 16, 2024
The Texas Military Department also addressed the claim directly:
“At no time did TMD security personnel along the river observe any distressed migrants, nor did TMD turn back any illegal immigrants from the US during this period.”
Texas law enforcement took over the park where illegal immigrants crossed on a regular basis. This angered the White House and its open border policies. Gov Greg Abbott declared an emergency that made it possible for Texas law enforcement to take over the park. Joe Biden has sued Texas over the move.
Other migrants who struggled as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande into the United States were rescued by the Mexican government about 45 minutes after Border Patrol made Texas authorities aware of the situation, Governor Greg Abbott’s office said.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) seized on the drowning to blast the state of Texas for defending its borders, arguing that it “bears responsibility” for the deaths.
Texas’ decision to secure its border comes as the United States faces an unprecedented surge of illegal aliens with over 10 million crossing the border since Joe Biden took office.
The previous monthly record for southern border encounters was just broken in November, when just under a quarter million migrants were encountered, according to official DHS statistics. A total of 308,728 encounters were reported by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) nationwide during the month. DHS has yet to release statistics for December, but the reported number of encounters at the southern border was over 300,000.