Secretly recorded video obtained by Project Veritas reportedly shows migrants, including children, being held under a bridge in a “makeshift” processing center for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
According to a report from the undercover journalist group, an insider secretly recorded footage under the Anzalduas International Bridge “in an effort to illustrate the inhumane conditions illegal immigrants — many of them minors – face while in custody.”
The Anzalduas International Bridge runs over the Rio Grande, connecting the outskirts of Mission, Texas, and the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas state, in Mexico.
“The area under the bridge was converted into a makeshift processing center for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), due to the overflow of normal detention facilities near the Southern Border,” Project Veritas reported Thursday. “In the clip, dozens of migrants are seen sleeping on dirt with nothing but a space blanket and the clothes on their backs.”
Earlier this month, Project Veritas, founded by journalist James O’Keefe, released revealing photos at the southern border as the Biden administration has reportedly put what’s effectively a “gag order” on Border Patrol agents with the media, according to sources. The Biden administration has denied the gag order reports.
The Daily Wire reported:
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released new leaked photos from inside a border detention facility in Donna, Texas, that show hundreds of migrants sleeping on the floor with little space in between them despite the ongoing pandemic.
“These photos were taken within the last few days,” a source told Project Veritas. “There are eight pods with eight cells each in the facility. At any given moment there are an average of 3,000 people in custody here.”
“They [migrants] are separated by age or physical size depending on room,” the source said. “Fifty were COVID positive in these cells over the last few days.” O’Keefe also claims that he has received reports of “multiple sexual assaults, normal assaults and daily medical emergencies.”
A crisis at the southern border has exploded under President Joe Biden. As noted by The Daily Wire, the president quickly moved to do away with Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which held foreigners who tried to enter the U.S. illegally in camps in Mexico while they await hearings. Biden, instead, returned to the so-called “catch-and-release” policy in which illegal migrants are allowed to enter the U.S.
“Suddenly, the flow of foreigners to the border exploded,” The Daily Wire outlined. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehended nearly 100,000 people at the border in February. Last April, just more than 16,000 were captured at the border, according to Pew data.”
On Friday, a group of senators traveled to the border to see the crisis for themselves. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) posted shocking video from the trip reportedly showing cartel members and human traffickers, in addition to cramped conditions for held migrants. Sen. Susan. Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican, confirmed what she saw was a crisis, despite denials from the Biden administration.