Democratic mayor for Del Rio, Texas released a roughly two-minute video on Twitter with one simple message addressed directly and unambiguously to the Biden: “We need quick action from the administration, we need quick attention to this, we need a response in real time.”
In his video, mayor Bruno Lozano stood in front of the Del Rio international bridge. He wrote on Twitter that the bridge had 10,503 migrants camped under it as of Thursday at 6:45P.M., up from 8,200 that morning.
Most of the migrants are from Haiti, he noted in the video. “The Border Patrol right now is so overwhelmed with the influx of migrants in the Del Rio sector. We have about 2,000 to 3,000 at any given moment in detention. These individuals behind me are not in detention; they’re just waiting to get detained to continue the process into the border patrol custody” said Lozano.
Lozano lamented “we are facing real time threats” such as health. Just yesterday a woman went into labor. “We have the health of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases that are found in our area because of this vast migration and all the individuals just crowded underneath the bridge” he said pointing behind him.
Other threats include safety. “There are potential issues with a stampede if there’s a scare…we have this mass mentality that they’ll all just flock out and just run to either the port of entry or back to the river and stepping all over each other.”
We also have a terror threat because now what’s happening is that persons are coming in and out” buying goods across the river and just bringing them back, but that “opens up the potential for a terrorist attack.”
“We need quick action from the administration, we need quick attention to this, we need a response in real time.” Lozano exclaims “A stark warning was delivered back in February when we released the video to the Biden administration that what you’re seeing behind me was a threat then and here it’s coming into the worst case scenario of worst case scenarios.”
Update from earlier today. pic.twitter.com/5hXu3eYyB5
— Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano (@BrunoRalphy) September 17, 2021