Hundreds of people reside in a massive camp made of tents and other dwellings with thin blue plastic sheets acting as roofs right outside of Brownsville, near the southern tip of Texas. (Related: Thousands of migrants set to flood the US once Title 42 expires this week.)
The drone footage also shows an "enormous line" of illegal immigrants who recently crossed into Brownsville. Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who shared the footage, noted that a large majority of the illegals are single adults.
"Nonstop flow of illegal crossings here in Brownsville. Working on scripts in my car and look at the window and see another large group gathering for processing after crossing over," wrote Melugin on his Twitter account. "Border Patrol buses have been coming and going constantly. It's going to be a very busy week."
Brownsville is one of the key spots along the border where officials have noted that the illegal immigrants are congregating in the thousands in order to cross, with the other notable crossing points being El Paso, Texas and Yuma, Arizona. But similar situations are developing and getting worse all along the nearly 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
NEW: Remarkable video from our Fox drone team shows an enormous line of hundreds of migrants who just crossed illegally into Brownsville, TX this evening. A large majority of them are single adults. The RGV continues to see a massive surge of illegal crossings ahead of T42 drop. pic.twitter.com/xHDV8sc8PD
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 8, 2023
Title 42, introduced in March 2020 in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, allowed Border Patrol to expedite the removal of migrants who crossed the border illegally, without giving them the opportunity to apply for asylum and be given protections, under the guise of protecting public health.
The policy was controversial from the beginning, with critics arguing that it violated international law and put vulnerable people at risk. President Joe Biden has been slowly chipping away at it since taking office.
In July 2021, a federal judge ruled that Title 42 can't be used to expel families with young children. Earlier this year, Biden announced that he would not be extending Title 42, which would allow potentially hundreds of thousands more illegals to cross the border and be given asylum protections as well as many other taxpayer-funded services by the federal government.
"[Department of Homeland Security] and Border Patrol are warning there are an estimated 700,000 migrants in Mexico ready to rush the border when Title 42 is lifted on May 11," said Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. "Migrants are coming because Joe Biden opened our border to the entire world and the American people have to pay for it all and live with the national security implications and dangerous consequences."
Current estimates by Customs and Border Patrol suggest that around 10,000 illegals are crossing the border every day.
Learn more about the coming flood of illegal immigrants at InvasionUSA.news.
Watch this clip of Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lt. Chris Olivarez talking about the illegal crossings along the Rio Grande.