Video Emerges of Train Filled With Migrants Heading Toward Border

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( – On Sunday, September 17, a video of a Ferromex train filled with immigrants heading from Zacatecas, Mexico to the U.S. border emerged, according to a Fox News report. The immigrants on the train were cheering while hanging from the two sides of the state. Just days later, Ferromax announced it would be shutting down some of its routes for the time being.

Border patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border are trying to deal with the surge in immigrants crossing the border. Federal and state authorities have clashed repeatedly over how to address the ongoing issue.

Fox News reported that there were around 2,000 illegal crossings per day for several consecutive days last week in Ajo, Arizona. As a result, some of the migrants had to be released to the street as the shelters in the area were full. Some of the migrants entering through the southern border even came from Africa. The outlet reported that according to a Customs and Border Protection source, there were more than 20,000 migrants in Border Patrol custody in the Rio Grande Valley sector in August. Many of the families that have been stopped along the area have been released into the country’s interior while being assigned future court days.

Caravans are also heading towards the U.S. border, many of which are both families with children and unaccompanied minors.

Reports have claimed that the Biden administration is currently looking into introducing a new policy that would require all migrants to remain in Texas until their hearing if they illegally cross into the country. According to Fox News, officials have said that GPS tracking devices would be used to ensure that those who cross don’t exit Texas. This would allow for faster deportations of those who after their trial are determined to not be eligible to remain in the U.S.

Ferromex revealed in the days following the release of the video that it would be temporarily suspending service for around 60 trains, citing safety concerns for migrants. According to the company, there have been several recent injuries and deaths related to migrants trying to board trains.

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