Before the Title 42 border safeguards that enable the swift deportation of illegal aliens expired at midnight, gunfire erupted at the US-Mexico border. An invasion force of at least 700,000 illegal migrants has amassed in Mexico, waiting for Title 42 to expire so that they can cross into the United States.
The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, a central crossing point along the Texas section of the US border with Mexico, was the site of “heavy gunfire” on Wednesday afternoon.
Raw Alerts tweeted that a critical border crossing connecting Texas and Mexico, the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, experienced an outburst of gunfire, prompting many to seek safety elsewhere.
Several people have reportedly been shot, with reports suggesting at least three people had been killed.
A subsequent tweet confirmed that Mexican media had reported that “elements of the army and armed civilians” were involved in the shootout on the border’s outskirts.
At least three people, described variously as “armed civilians” and “alleged criminals” by Mexican media, were killed in the exchange of gunfire.
Reporters on the scene have a strong suspicion that the “armed civilians” are actually members of a drug cartel, but this is still up in the air.
In the waning days of Title 42, the COVID-era border protection that allowed for the speedy expulsion of illegal aliens from the United States and back to their country of origin, a firefight was not surprising considering the tension is palpable at the border.
Joe Biden has dispatched 1,500 troops, but not to stop the massive influx of illegal aliens (at least 700,000 of whom have gathered at the border), but rather to act as an “intake” for illegal border crossers, recording their information before sending them on their way into the United States.
Owen Shroyer of Infowars documented the Texas National Guard assisting in the shuttling of illegals across the border by U.S. border patrol agents.