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Eagle Pass a ‘war zone’ as thousands cross border illegally

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2023
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Sandra Sanchez/Border Report

One of two international bridges remained closed to traffic for the second day on Thursday, creating long lines at the other bridge and frustrating residents who were surprised that an emergency declaration was issued in this border town.

Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas on Wednesday night issued an emergency declaration he said due to the thousands of asylum-seekers who are streaming across the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico.

The declaration came just hours after a 3-year-old boy drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande with his family just north of...

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