Efrain Gonzalez of Border Hawk News disclosed this development while embedded with a large group that moved from Piedras Negras in Mexico to the Rio Grande. According to him, the migrants receive GPS coordinates to gather at specific locations for mass crossings. While the masterminds behind the scheme remain unclear, some migrants suggest that Mexican authorities may be involved.
"We accompanied this caravan that walked for an hour in the darkness to reach the crossing point. The migrant said they were angry Mexican authorities sent them to cross into this dangerous area of the river at night," Gonzalez said. (Related: Texas border sector reports 10K known border crossers in single week.)
"Most of these people do not know how to get to the river. However, through GPS, they obtained the exact location where forklift tractors raised the razor wire in October."
In November, GPS-guided mass crossings into Eagle Pass have surged in frequency as part of the ongoing influx at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Biden administration.
According to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been coordinating mass river crossings along the Rio Grande. It suggested that DHS, in collaboration with Mexican immigration officers, uses encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to organize these mass breaches.
Based on interviews with Mexican authorities, CIS researchers found that senior officers in Mexico maintained communication with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. CBP staffers would inform their Mexican counterparts about their capacity to process migrants on the U.S. side. Meanwhile, the Mexican officers would then hold back migrants until the CBP signaled that they were ready for more.
This coordinated system was reportedly established in late April, potentially explaining the presence of Mexican immigration officers stationed at the Rio Grande. The process resembles a "controlled flow" system seen in other countries like Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica designed to facilitate large-scale migration to the U.S. border.
CBP reported more than two million border crossings in federal fiscal year 2023, leading state lawmakers in Texas to mull measures to address the situation. Two such proposals are Senate Bill (SB) 3 that provides $1.5 billion for border barrier infrastructure, and SB 4 that makes illegal entry into Texas a state-level crime.
Meanwhile, a new barrier is being installed in San Diego – just north of the U.S.-Mexico border – to deter large groups of migrants from crossing into the United States. According to Texas Scorecard, it is situated at the point where the Tijuana River enters the U.S. through a concrete-lined canal. This location, the CBP claims, is prone to migrant "stampedes" during mass crossings.
The aforementioned area recently gained attention when a migrant from West Africa died after participating in one such crossing. While the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't released an official cause of death, the Mexican National Institute of Migration suggested that the migrant likely fell into the water and drowned after being accidentally stomped by others in the group.
This new barrier seeks to prevent mass incursions until a permanent barrier, currently under construction in the same area, is completed. The permanent barrier will connect both sides of the river, allowing U.S. Border Patrol agents to traverse from one side to the other.
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