Train Stoppage in Monclova

  • A cargo train, originating from Monterrey and heading to Piedras Negras, was halted in Monclova, Mexico. This stoppage took place 147 miles away from its final destination.
  • The migrants chanted, “Let us continue.”
  • Concerns arise that these migrants might attempt crossing the U.S. border at Eagle Pass if the train reaches Piedras Negras.

Migrant Movement Trend

  • Even with U.S. warnings to migrants to refrain from coming, large numbers continue to migrate.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported more than 35,000 migrant encounters on the southern border in just a few days, averaging nearly 9,000 daily encounters.
  • Last month, over 20,000 migrants were held in Border Patrol custody in the Rio Grande Valley sector, Texas. This included families, infants, children, and unaccompanied minors.

Texas Response

  • Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, emphasizes that Texas cities have majorly shouldered the impact of illegal immigration. He suggests that “sanctuary cities” should equally share this responsibility.
  • Texas has initiated a busing program to transport migrants to cities like NYC, Chicago, and LA, to alleviate pressure on border towns.
  • This month, over 35,000 migrants were bused to various “sanctuary cities.”


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