An overwhelming number of migrants caused traffic chaos in Brownsville, Texas early Tuesday morning.
CBS 4 reports migrants have blocked the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas since midnight.
Lieutenant Chris Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety posted images of migrants being prevented from entering the International Bridge through concertina wire.
Olivarez said that “the ports use concertinas to repel illegal entry.” “The same method Texas uses between ports of entrance to discourage and repel border crossings.”
FreightWaves reports that border agents have been temporarily reassigned to deal with the migrants’ influx.
According to the outlet Armando Tabada is the assistant director of field operations at the Laredo Field Office. He told the Laredo business community that Tuesday morning “a migrant crisis has occurred at the Port of Brownsville Gateway 2301… and the bridge was temporarily closed and services were suspended.”
Taboada said that passengers were being rerouted to the Veterans International Bridge and Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge.
CBP reported that pedestrians processing at the Gateway International Bridge recommenced around 9:20 am. The traffic was fully restored less than 20 minutes later.