Homeless illegal immigrant encampments in El Paso, Texas were so rampant that they had to be cleared and even bulldozed by local authorities prior to Sunday’s visit from President Joe Biden, the Washington Examiner reports.
Law enforcement officials told the Examiner that “hundreds” of people camped out on blocks surrounding a Greyhound station and an El Paso church were moved by local and federal authorities.
By the time Biden gave remarks in the Texas border town, the city streets were clean and void of any indication of an ongoing border crisis.
But according to PJ Media, the situation in El Paso was dire before Biden’s first-ever trip to the Southern border.
PJ Media reports:
“El Paso had been turned into one gigantic homeless shelter after tens of thousands of illegal aliens crossed the border in December anticipating the end of the immigration restriction known as Title 42. But the Supreme Court granted a reprieve to Texas and other border states who had sued to keep the restrictions in place. As a result, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots in El Paso have been taken over by illegal aliens.
Now, Joe Biden has imposed a policy — probably to be challenged in court — that allows some illegal immigrants entry into the U.S. but forces most of the rest to wait. It’s a policy that has satisfied no one, especially groups that are agitating for open borders. About 300 of the illegals obediently marched through the streets of downtown El Paso demanding the government open the border.”
Instagram account “casa_carmelita” posted videos to their account showing police walking down an alley taken over by migrant encampments.
Twitter user “Pismo_B” posted a video of San Francisco’s streets, joking that residents are “pleading with Biden to visit” so “his cronies might be able to clean up like they did in El Paso, [Texas]!”
San Franciscans are pleading Biden to visit San Francisco next, so his cronies might be able to clean up like they did in El Paso, TX!pic.twitter.com/14pRtNyiDd
— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) January 9, 2023
A senior federal agent told PJ Media in a text message that dissatisfaction from local residents has grown substantially, much thanks to the crime wrought by illegal immigration.
“The [community residents] that experienced it on a daily basis were fed up and they made it known,” the agent wrote.
“Crime was getting bad and many residents were complaining. Some migrants even took over private parking lots and were charging for people to use them for parking.”