A former top official of the U.S. Customs and Broker Protection has released photographs that show what appears to be an extremely poor living condition for thousands of immigrants who have been arrested for crossing the southern border.
Despite what is deemed obvious in the photos which showed over a thousand accosted individuals shoved under a bridge in Anzalduas Park in Mission, former acting commissioner Mark Morgan slammed a White House statement that maintained that migrants are being treated in a “humane and orderly” way.
The photos showed the arrested individuals facing 100-degree heat and disgusting bathroom facilities where waste was spilling out.
Moreover, the situation at the Rio Grande Valley processing station, which was designed to hold 600 migrants for processing, was a pitiful sight that saw around 12,000 people cramming for space in the facility with a population getting bigger each day.
“The White House said migrants are being handled in a humane and orderly way. This isn’t humane or orderly, and it’s not the Border Patrol’s fault. They are doing all they can to deal with the disaster created by Biden,” said the former commissioner.
Speaking to another media organization, Morgan cited whopping figures showing the real numbers covering the month of July — 210,000 migrants, which is just 10,000 short of what was recorded in the 1990s. He said that not much has changed since he heard of stories of no showers and toilets available to migrants during President Donald Trump’s terms in office — even after a new president was sworn into office.
Now working for the educational institute The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, Morgan went on to say that around 300,000 migrants have been able to cross the U.S. border since January even as he took note that 50 of those who have been arrested for entering the U.S. without proper documentation were even found to have been convicted for murder.
He went as far as describing exactly how the people were forced to sleep under extremely overcrowded bridges in 100F weather, notwithstanding the risks of being infected with the deadly coronavirus disease.
Morgan added that many migrants were hungry, while mothers struggled to breastfeed their children. There are also hardly any basic hygiene facilities, he further noted.
In view of what he claims he personally saw, Morgan assailed the administration of President Joe Biden for reneging requests for the processing of 10,000 migrants, which even grew by 20% in view of the aggressive operations against illegal immigrants.
He said that border agents were “done” with the lack of assistance from the federal government.
No less than David Shahoulian in his capacity as Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for border and immigration policy has confirmed the entry of 210,000 migrants in July. Of this number, 19,000 were children traveling alone.
Interestingly, these migrants were transferred to the Anzaduas Park from the city of McAllen, despite concerns aired by local officials who hinted at the new site in Anzalduas Park as inadequate and badly needed help from the federal government.
Accordingly, tents which are supposedly just for 250 persons are made to be occupied by 600 individuals.
Moreover, Morgan claimed that 7,000 migrants were released to McAllen even after they tested positive for Covid-19.
In view of these developments, McAllen Republican Mayor Javier Villalobos, in a Facebook post, said that he had issued a disaster declaration last Monday, citing “recent increases in the number of released immigrants and the potential for even greater numbers.”
Hidalgo County did the same thing the next day.
In a related development, Villalobos and Texas Governor Greg Abbott assailed Biden for the predicament that Texas is in at the moment.
Just last week, Abbott signed an executive order restricting ground support of migrants other than law enforcement. However, a federal judge voided the order.
According to a statement issued by the Texas Governor’s Office, the EO was an earnest effort to keep the COVID transmission down by stomping the movement of migrants to his state, even as Abbott accused Biden of “knowingly importing COVID-19” and “jeopardizing the health and safety of Texans on a daily basis.”