Monday, May 22, 2023

Shocking Video Shows Huge Pile of Trash and Wet Clothes Dubbed 'the mattress' Discarded by Migrants Crossing Illegally into Brownsville - as It's Revealed Almost 70,000 Illegal Migrants were Detained in the Last 7 Days

United States Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 67,000 illegal immigrants flooding into the country last week - as video revealed a grotesque patch of wet clothing, drugs and other garbage abandoned by migrants, dubbed 'the mattress.'
Border reporter Todd Bensman documented the great patch of abandoned soggy clothing, and spoke with a Texas National Guardsman about why members of the agency colloquially refer to it as 'the mattress.'
Bensman can be heard saying that in addition to abandoned clothing, the pile contains feces, medication, diapers and syringes.
The Guardsman, who was heard but not seen in Bensman's video, told him that the pile was given its nickname because it is soft, and there's no way to know what you might find inside it.
'It's soft but ... there's no telling what you're getting on ya if you fall into this,' said the agent of the pile located on the bank opposite Matamoros - a city in Mexico across from Brownsville.
Last Thursday, Title 42, the Trump era immigration restriction designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was lifted. In the days leading up to that policy lapsing, border agents saw a massive influx of migrants attempting to illegally enter the country just under the wire.
As a result, the number of illegal migrants who crossed the border last week jumped to nearly 70,000, from 50,000 the week before.
Now, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is claiming that the lifting of Title 42 is quelling the number of migrants attempting to trespass into the country.
Prior to the Thursday night end to the policy, upwards of 10,000 migrants per day were streaming across the border. Mayorkas said the number dropped to 6,300 encounters on Friday and about 4,200 on Saturday.
'Over the past two days, the United States Border Patrol has experienced a 50 percent drop in the number of encounters versus what we were experiencing earlier in the week before Title 42 ended at midnight on Thursday,' he told the host of CNN's 'State of the Union'
'It is still early. We are in day three. But we have been planning for this transition for months and months.'
It is yet to be seen whether the numbers will die down, per Mayorkas' prediction, but on Friday, United States Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz shared a tweet illuminating what his officers encountered over the last seven days. --->LOTS MORE HERE
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