Nets Hide Massive Group of Illegals Apprehended at Border, Over 1,000


While the broadcast networks like NBC decided to dedicate airtime to heaping glowing praise on woke U.S. Olympic athletes who thought the country was trying to kill them, Fox News Channel correspondent Bill Melugin was doing real journalism down on the U.S.-Mexico board. On Monday, he reported on the apprehension of the largest group of illegal immigrants he’s ever seen, over 1,000. He also noted the mass releases of illegals into the U.S., some infected with coronavirus.

Fox News broke the story on Sunday, but the networks hadn’t given it a peep of airtime on any of their morning or evening newscasts.

Melugin began his Special Report segment by showing off the “stunning footage” they captured via drone that showed “a massive group of migrants – the largest we have ever seen – being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge right near a popular Rio Grande crossing area.”

“The group at least 1,000 strong waiting in the brutal Texas heat to be processed, as a Border Patrol source tells Fox News more than 8,000 migrants were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley alone over the weekend,” he added.

Going by the numbers, Melugin explained to viewers how he and his team “witnessed a group of more than 200 migrants giving themselves up to border agents.” He noted that “many of the young children in that group were coughing” and that “COVID-19 cases have surged 900 percent amongst migrants in the Rio Grande Valley in July.”

 

 

Melugin then pivoted to the Biden administration’s release of illegal immigrants into the country by reporting that a “DHS source” had told him “Border Patrol stations have been 585 percent overcapacity in the McAllen area and that mass releases are now underway.”

Even more concerning was the fact a group called Catholic Charities was secretly housing COVID-infected illegals in area hotels without telling the staff and local governments. And they were spreading to other border towns:

We witnessed some of those mass releases in downtown McAllen on Monday. All-day long, we watched Border Patrol buses arrive every 30 minutes to drop off hundreds of migrants at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. The charity then walked migrants across the street to McAllen Central Station where they are given bus tickets to travel else somewhere in the United States.

And Fox News has now learned of a second local hotel where the charity is housing COVID positive migrants. This time in Weslaco. City officials there say they recently found out the charity has been quietly housing infected migrants at this Texas inn in Weslaco without ever being told by the charity. The White House says they are taking precautions.

At the end of his report, Melugin said that he had “reached out to the executive director of that local Catholic Charity” to find out how many infected illegals they were keeping. According to him, “She told me, quote, ‘I have been advised not to comment.’”

The omission of this story from their newscasts was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Capital One on ABC, Ensure on CBS, and Ford Motor Company on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

Fox News Channel’s Special Report
August 2, 2021
6:21:37 p.m. Eastern

MIKE EMANUEL: Now to the crisis at the border. Fox News has learned COVID positive migrants are being sent to a second hotel without notification to the workers there. Staggering numbers of people are trying to get into the country. Correspondent Bill Melugin reports tonight from Mission, Texas.

[Cuts to video]

BILL MELUGIN: Stunning footage from our Fox drone team in Mission, Texas Sunday afternoon shows a massive group of migrants – the largest we have ever seen – being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge right near a popular Rio Grande crossing area. The group at least 1,000 strong waiting in the brutal Texas heat to be processed, as a Border Patrol source tells Fox News more than 8,000 migrants were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley alone over the weekend.

Sunday night in La Joya, we witnessed a group of more than 200 migrants giving themselves up to border agents. Many of the young children in that group were coughing as COVID-19 cases have surged 900 percent amongst migrants in the Rio Grande Valley in July.

Monday morning, our drone was right back over Anzalduas Bridge where that massive group was still waiting, as DHS sources tell us Border Patrol stations have been 585 percent overcapacity in the McAllen area and that mass releases are now underway.

We witnessed some of those mass releases in downtown McAllen on Monday. All-day long, we watched Border Patrol buses arrive every 30 minutes to drop off hundreds of migrants at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. The charity then walked migrants across the street to McAllen Central Station where they are given bus tickets to travel else somewhere in the United States.

And Fox News has now learned of a second local hotel where the charity is housing COVID positive migrants. This time in Weslaco. City officials there say they recently found out the charity has been quietly housing infected migrants at this Texas inn in Weslaco without ever being told by the charity. The White House says they are taking precautions.

PRESS SEC. JEN PSAKI: Migrants are required to keep masks on at all times. If anyone exhibits signs of illness in CBP custody, they’re referred to local health systems for appropriate testing, diagnosis, isolation, and treatment.

[Cuts back to live]

MELUGIN: And, Mike, some breaking news this evening. Just a few moments ago, the Biden administration announced that they are officially extending Title 42 indefinitely. That is the Trump-era COVID-19 policy that essentially allows Border Patrol to immediately return migrants back to Mexico on the basis of public health.

I also want to point out I reached out to the executive director of that local Catholic Charity and I asked her, “how many COVID-19-positive migrants are you guys placing in local hotels here in the Rio Grande Valley. She told me, quote, “I have been advised not to comment.” We’ll send it back to you.

EMANUEL: Bill Melugin. Live in mission, Texas. Bill, thanks very much.



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