A cargo train filled to the brim with migrants was spotted speeding toward the Mexican border with the United States, as it looks to add hundreds to the crisis border towns face with the overwhelming influx of migrants.
Astounding footage of the FerroMex train was shot as the locomotive with hundreds in tow could be seen coming out of the Central Mexican city of Zacatecas as it made its way northbound on the 750-mile journey toward the U.S.
Container after container could be seen filled with migrants getting an easy ride as the goods train zoomed by.
There was whistling and cheering from those on board as the group hitched a ride. Some of the travelers could even be seen hanging out from the sides of the train.
The train was headed for the U.S. southern border – where in the southwest, roughly 2 million migrants have already made their way into America in 2023. Border towns have been crushed by the influx thanks to the lax border policies of the Biden administration.
A freight train, packed to capacity with migrants, has been captured on video as it travels at full speed toward the Mexican border with the United States
Footage shows the FerroMex train departing from the Central Mexican city of Zacatecas, heading north on a 750-mile journey toward the U.S.
The train’s containers were filled with migrants offering them an easy ride as the train raced by
The migrants looked to have prepared themselves for a long journey with many having erected tents and canvas over portions of the containers in a bid to shield themselves from the elements.
The video comes as the latest figures from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol show a rise in the number of encounters with migrants at the Southern Border.
In July there were almost 184,000 migrant crossings into the U.S. – up from 144,000 encounters with border patrol from June.
Although the figures rose on a month-by-month basis, the numbers are still well below that of previous years when in 2021 and 2022 more than 200,000 crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.
The U.S. border has seen a flood of migrants from across the world, not just Central and South American nations such as Venezuela and Mexico. There have been migrants from China and other places entering via the porous southern border.
The video comes as recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reveals an increase in encounters with migrants at the Southern Border between June and July of this year
Migrants seeking asylum in the United States gather near a border fence on the banks of the Rio Bravo river, the border between the U.S. and Mexico, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Saturday
The migrants looked to have prepared themselves for a long journey with many having erected tents and canvas over portions of the containers in a bid to shield themselves from the elements
Migrants travel on a train, with the intention of reaching the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, seen last month
Migrants help one another climb over a barbed wire fence into the U.S. from Mexico, in Eagle Pass, Texas, last month
The 2022 fiscal year saw record-breaking numbers of encounters with migrants at the Southwest border with 2,378,944 reported crossings from October to September.
In 2023, through July, there have been 1,973,092 – many of them coming as Title 42 expired.
The number of migrant crossings in August is set to exceed 230,000, according to Fox News.
Most migrant encounters are single adults, at 64.9 percent, but almost 600,000 are individuals in a family unit and there have been 109,298 unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
Issues of overcapacity are happening all across the southern border. Along with Tucson – street releases are happening in the San Diego sector and in Santa Cruz County, California.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has shuttled over 35,000 migrants from his state to ‘sanctuary cities’ across the U.S., including over 13,300 to New York City
Security forces watched on as migrants tried to enter the U.S. after crossing the Rio Grande River, in Matamoros, Mexico ahead of the end of Title 42
The crisis at the border was escalated in April with the expiration of Title 42, a pandemic-era immigration policy – leading to over 10,000 undocumented arrivals every day for several days
In an aerial view, immigrants line up to be processed to make asylum claims at a makeshift migrant camp, in May, in El Paso, Texas
Texas is using razor wire to block migrants illegally entering as it battles a challenge from the Biden administration seeking to stop it from building a buoy barrier in the Rio Grande.
The Lone Stat State has also been busing migrants to ‘sanctuary cities’ such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in order to give border towns some relief.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott argues that Texas cities have carried the weight of illegal immigration and ‘sanctuary cities’ need to share that burden.
‘Texas has bused over 35,000 migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities,’ he wrote earlier this month on Twitter.
‘Over 11,300 to D.C., over 13,300 to NYC, over 6,700 to Chicago, over 2,600 to Philadelphia, over 1,000 to Denver, over 480 to LA.’
Border Patrol agents in San Diego have set hundreds of migrants free from buses as the US-Mexico border crisis continues to overwhelm California
The city is struggling to deal with a surge of migrants in the area and footage captured shows them being let go from overflowing facilities
It comes as Southwest border towns and federal processing centers are overcapacity as a crush of crossings cripples the nation
Southwest border towns and federal processing centers are overcapacity as a crush of crossings cripples the nation.
Last week there were more than 7,000 illegal crossings across the U.S.-Mexico border on several days.
Photos depicted at least three white unmarked Border Patrol buses filled with migrants parked in San Diego.
They started releasing several hundreds of people onto the streets. One migrant was told by an agent: ‘You’re free to go on and do wherever you want. You’re free.’
He asked: ‘It’s no problem if I go to Chicago?’
‘You can do whatever you want,’ the official replied.
Border Patrol in San Diego has reportedly been dealing with 20,000 migrants in custody last week – 5,000 more than facilities can manage.
It can’t accommodate more than 15,000 migrants and migrants are being released onto the streets to fend for themselves after being processed at the border.
Similar migrant releases took place in Tucson, Arizona, with agents coming across 2,000 people a day and dealing with packed shelters.
Border Patrol in San Diego has reportedly been dealing with 20,000 migrants in custody over the last week – 5,000 more than facilities can manage
There have been over 7,000 illegal crossings across the U.S.-Mexico border on multiple days this week
People from the African nations of Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana, Sudan are part of the migrants who have recently made crossings into the U.S. from Mexico.
Cochise County, Arizona, is being slammed with waves of migrants bussed from other counties after crossing the border amid President Joe Biden‘s lax policies.
‘The intellectual avoidance and abandonment with intended consequences’ by those leaders in Washington, DC, reference our southern border continues to be a slippery slope for those doing everything we can to protect our quality of life here in Cochise County!’ Sheriff Mark Dannels said.
‘The migrants being released are from outside Cochise County but were bussed to Cochise County, processed and then released,’ Daniels noted in a Facebook post.
‘I applaud the local [Customs and Border Protections] agents and their leadership for doing all they legally can during this on-going crisis.’
It’s unclear exactly how many migrants the processing facilities in Tucson can accommodate or how many have been transported to other locations such as Cochise County.
U.S. Border Patrol officers are turning migrants away after processing them because their facilities are overcrowded and full to max-capacity
Senegalese migrants are amongst the thousands of others that have been turned away from processing facilities and let out onto the streets to fend for themselves.