Large groups of illegal aliens spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning on the streets of El Paso, Texas, while temperatures plunged into the low 20s.
Anyone who cares about the future of the United States should be asking what's happened to El Paso. Everything that's happened there has been the direct result of the choices made by U.S. policymakers, particularly the Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/UpChdv9Tof
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 20, 2022
Meanwhile, city officials have placed buses in the area near encampments to be used as warming stations for illegal aliens who either refused to stay in shelters or were ineligible for federally funded shelters.
Policies being enforced by the Biden administration prohibit illegal aliens who crossed the border without being apprehended and processed by Border Patrol agents from being admitted into federally funded shelters. Most of those who fall into this category are Venezuelans who are still subject to being deported from the U.S. under Title 42, according to Breitbart News.
El Paso city officials have extended the city’s emergency humanitarian disaster declaration for an additional 30 days as illegal aliens continue to flood across the southern border from Juarez, Mexico. The declaration provides the city with resources to shelter the illegal immigrants while freezing conditions remain.
“We were able to get 238 people off the streets last night,” El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser (D) said during the meeting.
Many illegal aliens who were camping on the streets of El Paso were dressed in donated clothing items, according to KVIA ABC7.
A Migrant Situational Awareness Dashboard published by the City of El Paso reveals that Border Patrol officials had released nearly 4,000 illegal aliens into the city within the last week. This is in addition to the over 10,000 illegal aliens that were released the week before.
NEW: Video provided to @FoxNews by TX Congressman @RepTonyGonzales shows extreme overcrowding at the Border Patrol Central Processing Center in El Paso, TX. Congressman Gonzales says he took the video on Friday, when 4,600 migrants were in federal custody. Capacity is only 1,040. pic.twitter.com/dpvH0NNseJ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 18, 2022
El Paso city officials are demanding that the Biden administration take action regarding the border crisis, and calling on President Joe Biden — who has never visited the southern border in his almost 50 years in political office — to come to El Paso in person.
“I believe President Joe Biden needs to come to El Paso,” said outgoing city council Rep. Claudia Rodriguez, according to the El Paso Times.
“I do believe Biden needs to come here to El Paso,” city council Rep. Isabel Salcido concurred.
The El Paso mayor also announced that FEMA will be sending an additional $7 million in assistance to the city and El Paso County, while Red Cross officials announced that they are bringing 10,000 cots to put in makeshift shelters for the illegal aliens.