By Dave Pulver:

Eagle Pass, Texas, Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. signed an emergency declaration Tuesday because of a purported surge in undocumented immigrants crossing into the city on the southern border.

According to several reports, thousands of migrants are crossing into Texas daily, prompting federal authorities to shut down the international bridge to allow officers to be deployed efficiently to help Border Patrol agents process the influx of migrants, which many reports indicate are from Venezuela and Honduras.

In a video that appeared to be re-posted by a local journalist covering the border, Salinas narrated a visit to the international bridge as he described what he saw in the video posted Wednesday. “As you see, this is not normal to have thousands of people down in the international bridges. This presents a lot of problems potentially for our community”, Salinas said in the video.

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Bio: Dave Pulver is a Contributing writer for NFN. A retired communications engineer of 35 years, his interests include technology, history, civics, and politics.

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