Shocking moment five Border Patrol agents CUT through razor wire and allow migrants to enter the US – after Texas Governor Abbott re-installed it

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  • Border Patrol agents have been videoed cutting through razor wire at the southern border and allowing migrants to enter the US 
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott had the wire installed as a deterrent to those looking to make the crossing over the Rio Grande and into the state
  • Border crossings have risen to 8,000 a day in the week ending September 22, according to the Washington Office of Latin America

This is the shocking moment five Border Patrol agents cut through razor wire at Eagle Pass and help migrants to enter the US. 

The group can be seen actively pulling away the razor wire and cutting it with what appears to be bolt cutters before helping numerous migrants up an embankment. 

Footage of the scene obtained by DailyMail.com then shows the officers helping a group of migrants including women and children who are hoisted up by officers. 

Officers can then be seen helping women carrying their children up over the embankment, and also placed fabric over the wire to avoid any injuries. 

After making it over the border, those who have just crossed can be seen lining up to be processed.  

The video was captured on the banks of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, which has been inundated by migrants in recent days.

The group can be seen actively pulling away the razor wire and cutting it with what appears to be bolt cutters

The group can be seen actively pulling away the razor wire and cutting it with what appears to be bolt cutters

Officers can then be seen helping women carrying their children up over the embankment

Officers can then be seen helping women carrying their children up over the embankment

After cutting the wire, the officers can be seen helping the large group which included women and children, who were hoisted up by officers

After cutting the wire, the officers can be seen helping the large group which included women and children, who were hoisted up by officers

In recent weeks, the town of Eagle Pass has been overwhelmed with migrants who have been arriving in droves

In recent weeks, the town of Eagle Pass has been overwhelmed with migrants who have been arriving in droves

Texas Governor Greg Abbott had the Texas National Guard install and then reinstall the razor wire that is being cut through in the video. 

Governor Abbott had previously eviscerated President Biden over his move to have the wire taken down, which allowed more migrants over the border. 

Border crossings have risen to 8,000 a day in the week ending September 22, according to the Washington Office of Latin America. 

Throughout the month of August, upwards of 232,000 migrants made their way over the US-Mexico border. 

Eagle Pass alone has been overwhelmed with migrants in recent days, with more than 7,500 flooding into the town of 28,000 people on Monday and Tuesday. 

Mayor Rolando Salinas of Eagle Pass signed an Emergency Declaration after the new surge of migrants started arriving last weekend.

Salinas also stated the city of Eagle Pass would not be opening a shelter: ‘We don’t have the funds or resources to do that.’

A similar situation to the above video had also unfolded on Saturday, when a 100-strong crowd arrived in Piedras Negras on the Mexican side, before wading through waist-deep water and past Border Patrol boats. 

Migrants crossing the border on Thursday wave the flag of Venezuela as they wade through the Rio Grande

Migrants crossing the border on Thursday wave the flag of Venezuela as they wade through the Rio Grande

After making it over the border, those who have just crossed can be seen lining up to be processed

After making it over the border, those who have just crossed can be seen lining up to be processed

Using what appears to be bolt cutters, the officers made short work of going through the fence to let the migrants in

Using what appears to be bolt cutters, the officers made short work of going through the fence to let the migrants in

One Border Patrol agent can be seen here carrying a child over the barbed wire that has been cut

One Border Patrol agent can be seen here carrying a child over the barbed wire that has been cut

A previous move to cut the razor wire was down to the intense heat and the amount of time a large group had spent out in the open

A previous move to cut the razor wire was down to the intense heat and the amount of time a large group had spent out in the open

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the group engaged in a standoff with Border Patrol and National Guard boats which circled and blocked them as they attempted to cross. 

After nearly four hours in the river and on the bank, guards were eventually forced to cut through the razor wire and allow the group through due to concerns for their welfare.

A local law enforcement source told DailyMail.com the decision was made due to the fiery border heat and the extended time the group spent out in the open.

Although largely made up of men, a handful of the Venezuelan and Nicaraguan migrants were women and children – some of whom looked unwell and dehydrated by the time they were allowed into the US.

Some of the babies were carried by National Guard and Border Patrol personnel who took the infants from their exhausted mothers as they struggled up the bank. 

After the wire was cut last week, Governor Abbott took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and said: ‘Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings. 

‘Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants. 

‘I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire.’

National guard in boats and air boats and razor wire along the banks tried discourage the migrants from crossing the Rio Grande and entering the USA on September 23

National guard in boats and air boats and razor wire along the banks tried discourage the migrants from crossing the Rio Grande and entering the USA on September 23

Todd Bensman, a border expert from the Center for Immigration Studies, explained earlier this week: ‘Eagle Pass is an easy place to get to from farther south by freight rail, cargo train. So, it’s just naturally a spot where people go.

‘And then also there’s been a lot of success for families, immigrant families to get into the country if they can get past the Texans.

‘The Texans are kind of a problem for them, but they find that they still can get through pretty easily to Border Patrol.

‘Once they reach Border Patrol, they are going to let them into the country in a day or two.’

Earlier today, Elon Musk made an appearance at Eagle Pass and livestreamed from the town – saying he wanted to to share with his 158 million followers the scenes from the overwhelmed border town.  

A Stetson-wearing Elon Musk was in Eagle Pass, Texas on Thursday to try and livestream interviews from the struggling border city

A Stetson-wearing Elon Musk was in Eagle Pass, Texas on Thursday to try and livestream interviews from the struggling border city

Musk, wearing a Stetson hat, opened by saying he was there to ‘eyeball what was going on, so you can get the real story.’ 

Flanked by Tony Gonzalez, the local congressman, Musk said: ‘This is not a piece that is being filmed and subsequently edited. This is the raw feed, right here.’

He added: ‘As an immigrant to the United States I am extremely pro-immigrant, and I believe we need an expanded immigration system so anyone who is hard-working and honest should be let in.

‘But we should not let in people breaking the law. That doesn’t make sense. The law is there for a reason.’

He said it was important to stop ‘a flow of people that is of such magnitude that it is leading to a collapse of essential services, and causing even America’s largest city, New York, to buckle under the pressure.’

Stateside, matters are even worse after more than three years of thousands of illegal entries a day – leaving states like Texas, and more recently New York, at a loss.

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river border from Piedras Negras, Mexico, with the majority of them from Venezuela

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river border from Piedras Negras, Mexico, with the majority of them from Venezuela 

According to federal data an average of 1,000 people have been sent back across the border each month since Title 42 ended in May

According to federal data an average of 1,000 people have been sent back across the border each month since Title 42 ended in May

The Biden Administration, even after its rescinding of Title 42, has failed to address the crisis, and is actually turning a lower percentage of border-crossing migrants back into Mexico than his predecessor, statistics show.

Title 42 had been brought in by then-President Donald Trump in order to regulate border crossings under the premise of increased COVID-19 precautions. 

According to federal data an average of 1,000 people have been sent back across the border each month since Title 42 ended in May, compared with nearly 3,000 the month before.

In August, the U.S. Border Patrol made 181,509 arrests at the Mexican border, up 37 percent from July, according to figures released last Friday.

New York City officials announced on Wednesday that they would be distributing flyers at shelters at the southern border telling migrants that they will not be given free housing in the Big Apple. 

The city had already distributed similar flyers in July to discourage asylum seekers at the border, but the updated message is much more blunt

The city had already distributed similar flyers in July to discourage asylum seekers at the border, but the updated message is much more blunt

As the city ran out of space, landmarks like The Roosevelt Hotel have been turned into emergency shelters

As the city ran out of space, landmarks like The Roosevelt Hotel have been turned into emergency shelters

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration announced it would distribute the literature as part of their efforts to keep more asylum seekers from coming to the city.

As the city ran out of space, iconic landmarks like The Roosevelt Hotel have been turned into emergency shelters. 

According to Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, asylum seekers are costing the city roughly $10 million every day. 

Mayor Adams has said the crisis will cost the city $12billion over three years, and has been telling migrants the city was at capacity since July.

He has warned that if the situation continues to escalate without federal help, the crisis would ‘destroy the city’. 

The topic of immigration was also repeatedly spoken about during the Republican presidential primary debate on Wednesday. 

Seven GOP contenders took stage at the second Republican primary debate on Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California

Seven GOP contenders took stage at the second Republican primary debate on Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California

Seven GOP hopefuls presented their ideas to voters, with businessman Vivek Ramaswamy proposing that he would ‘seal’ the southern border.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that he would declare the ongoing crisis a national emergency and reinstate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.  

Meanwhile former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that he would have the National Guard at the border should he be made President. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence said he would reinstate the Trump-administration’s immigration policy on the border. 




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