(FeaturedNews.com) – In a recent observation, a train journeying towards the U.S. border from Mexico was seen with an unusually high number of migrants atop it. This event underscores the continuing trend of increased attempts to enter the United States.
The train, operated by BNSF Railway, was noticed in central Mexico, starting its journey from Irapuato, Guanajuato. This location lies approximately 200 miles northwest of Mexico’s capital, Mexico City. The train’s route is known to pass through various cities including Torreon and Monterey, ultimately reaching Piedras Negras. This last city is of particular significance as it is directly opposite Eagle Pass, Texas, across the U.S. border.
In reaction to this growing number of migrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced specific measures. As of Monday, they plan to temporarily halt and scale down vehicle processing at several entry points in Texas and Arizona. Specifically, operations at Eagle Pass International Bridge 1 in Eagle Pass will be paused from 3 p.m. local time. Similarly, in Lukeville, Arizona, vehicle processing will be decreased starting from 2 p.m. local time.
These measures are a strategic move by the CBP to reallocate their personnel. The additional resources will support U.S. Border Patrol in managing the increasing migrant influx.
The rise in migrant encounters is not isolated to a single area. Various CBP sectors, especially in recent weeks, have reported significant increases. Notably, the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector in Arizona witnessed approximately 15,300 illegal crossings last week alone, a record high for the sector.
Spotted leaving central Mexico and making its way to the US/MX border. pic.twitter.com/Al961tRxki
— Auden B. Cabello (@CabelloAuden) November 27, 2023
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