'Dozens of Children Flow Freely Across the Border': Steve Scalise Describes the Immigration Surge in Texas

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Posted: Apr 09, 2021 12:00 PM
'Dozens of Children Flow Freely Across the Border': Steve Scalise Describes the Immigration Surge in Texas

Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) posted a video to his Twitter account to detail what he has seen at the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector amid the continued surge in illegal foot traffic.

"[They] came into the country illegally, ran across, just got apprehended by Border Patrol agents and it's going around all us. We've only been here for less than an hour and we've already seen multiple people coming across...Probably over 100 people in the last hour," Scalise said.

"And they're coming into America because Joe Biden has created this magnet where he said, 'The border's open' and look at what's happening," he added.

Scalise was with other members of Congress who posted videos to describe what they have seen during the nighttime, which are the typical times people illegally cross into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Borde Protection announced this week during the month of March they had "encountered more than 172,000 persons attempting entry along the Southwest border. This total represented a 71 percent increase over February 2021." At least 18,890 unaccompanied minors were taken into custody.