Update (0958ET): The utter failure of the Biden administration to take control of the border crisis unfolding under the Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, Texas, resulted in Governor Greg Abbott sending State Troopers and National Guard members to secure the area.
New figures from Fox News' Bill Melugin estimate nearly 15,000 migrants are currently under the Anzalduas Bridge as they wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents. Melugin has flown his drone over the area to show an aerial view of the increasing migrants, mostly Haitians, crossing the Mexico–US border and gathering under the bridge.
NEW: There is a massive surge of Texas DPS troopers heading into the international bridge area in Del Rio. With close to 15,000 migrants currently under the bridge, law enforcement sources say they want to be proactive w/ potential security concerns for such a big group @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/rH7hPX2Od5— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 18, 2021
While the Biden administration sat back and ignored the deteriorating situation this weekend, Abbott directed State Troopers and National Guard personnel to stem the flow of migrants and secure the border on Saturday evening.
"The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area," Abbott tweeted. "They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers. The National Guard is working with them to secure the border."