Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States would soon be considered a Third World nation due to the outrageous number of migrants illegally crossing the southern border.
"The United States will soon be considered a "Third World Nation," Trump said in a statement. "There has never been anything like what is happening at our border. Millions of people have already poured in, but many more than that are coming!"
Drone video and photographs from a number of outlets show the makeshift camp under the bridge and a constant stream of migrants crossing illegally into Texas from Mexico unimpeded.
In an interview with CNN, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said that the increased number of crossings at that location could be the result of word-of-mouth or social media postings that the border at Del Rio was essentially "open."
According to the report, there are migrants sleeping in makeshift tents or on the dirt under the bridge as daytime temperatures exceed 100 degrees.
"The BidenBorderCrisis has been marked by mistake after mistake from this Administration. There's no doubt about it," the House Homeland GOP posted Monday on Twitter. "The humanitarian and security crisis we're seeing in Del Rio is a direct result of President Biden's misguided open border policies."
Almost immediately after taking office, Biden reversed several of President Donald Trump's border policies which subsequently caused an ever-increasing number of migrants crossing at the border since then.
There were 200,000 migrant crossings in both July and August, that's more than three times the number during the Trump administration.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday that it would implement a "new, comprehensive strategy" to deal with the situation at Del Rio.
The plan will include sending more than 400 agents to help in the control of the location, flying 2,000 to 3,000 migrants daily to other processing centers to be assessed and removed if necessary, work with the source countries to take take their citizens back, and taking actions to improve the humanitarian crisis in Del Rio by supplying medical attention, portable restrooms, water, and other necessary supplies to the migrants.
"Beyond the six steps outlined above, the Biden Administration has reiterated that our borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey," the DHS statement said.
"Individuals and families are subject to border restrictions, including expulsion. Irregular migration poses a significant threat to the health and welfare of border communities and to the lives of migrants themselves and should not be attempted."