CNN reporter Rosa Flores appeared shocked at the number of illegal aliens occupying El Paso, Texas, as the city and many more throughout the nation continually suffer from issues brought on by high levels of migration.
El Paso has already said that a state of emergency will begin Monday as Title 42 nears expiration. The Trump-era rule, set to end on May 11, empowered the Border Patrol to ship aliens from certain nations to Mexico.
“It’s difficult to describe, Jim, with words … the magnitude of the number of individuals,” reporter Flores said at a church in El Paso.
Footage captured by CNN around the church showed dozens of migrants loitering on the sidewalk and street.
Democrat Mayor Oscar Leeser, who declared El Paso’s state of emergency, reportedly stated the city is “getting prepared now for what we call the unknown.”
During the same segment, the CNN reporter said that public health and public safety have been a huge concern amidst El Paso’s influx of migrants, many of them illegal aliens.
She also indicated that many of the migrants plan to stay in El Paso long-term.
"The surge is now."
CNN's Rosa Flores shows the chaos in El Paso as a "sanitary team" cleans up after illegal immigrants.
She notes that many of the single adults around her have been rejected by their sponsors and family members already in America or don't have them. pic.twitter.com/e3PuqUZXRV
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Flores has covered the chaos at the southern border on numerous occasions; a previous CNN report featured a conversation she had with a migrant who said she had witnessed unspeakably violent and grotesque acts during her journey from Nicaragua to the U.S.
In an effort to make a point about the issues with Democrat policy, some elected officials, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), have shipped migrants over to blue cities such as Chicago and New York. In last fall alone, El Paso bussed 10,713 migrants to New York City and 3,259 to Chicago, according to the New York Post.
More aliens may be transported soon. As Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino said Sunday, “The possibility of doing those transports again that we saw in September, October is very much a reality.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has expressed fury at these sentiments, complaining on Monday that Gov. Abbott is planning on “play[ing] politics with people’s lives by resuming the busing of asylum seekers to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C.”
Making no hesitation in pulling the race card, Adams added that it is “impossible to ignore the fact that Abbott is now targeting five cities run by Black mayors” and that the Texas governor is intentionally taking advantage of the crisis at the southern border to harm “Black-run cities.”