On Sunday night, a migrant caravan of over 1,000 illegal immigrants crossed the Rio Grande into El Paso, Texas. This is possibly the largest single caravan in history to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sources from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that, in El Paso, they have seen 2,397 migrant encounters in the last 24 hours. Migrants from this caravan are mostly from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Other migrants were reportedly from Ecuador, Honduras, Haiti, and Guatemala.

Footage from the border shows the migrants packed together as they trek through the water with their personal items towards the riverbank where they will wait in a long line to be processed by CBP officials.

In the video, migrants are seen burning trash along the river in order to keep warm while waiting to reach the border.

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El Paso Border Patrol reports having about 5,100 migrants in custody, and they have begun the process of releasing several hundred migrants onto the city streets.

In a statement on Monday afternoon, CPB said, “Customs and Border Protection’s El Paso Sector on the Texas border with Mexico has seen an increase in encounters. In order to process individuals as safely and expeditiously as possible. Border Patrol agent from Big Bend and CBP Officers from El Paso Field Office are assisting with processing.”

El Paso officials have expressed their concerns that the record number of migrants crossing into the city illegally is “unsustainable,” especially as this major border crossing comes just days before Title 42 expires on December 21 when their ability to expel migrants ends.

El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino expressed these concerns to the City Council, saying, “We’re talking about Title 42 being lifted and what that would do here in the community. We have to be cognizant with the fact that it’s already here. Look at the vast numbers increased in the past couple of weeks, especially the last three, four days. Those numbers are unsustainable, and that is with Title 42 in place.”

“What that does is it really puts the strain on our border patrol,” continued D’Agostino. “They have to go through the processing right now they have the ability to use Title 42. So some of them will be sent back and they will be marked with the Title 42. And then the rest of them have to go into processing.”

Prior to the mass border crossing, Mexican police escorted about 20 buses of migrants to the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which is directly across the river from El Paso. Once they arrived, the Mexican authorities released the migrants to non-governmental organizations. The migrants walked from the NGOs to the Rio Grande where they began their crossing.

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