After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily banned Fox News from using a drone to capture the border crisis, Texas troopers reportedly helped Fox continue their coverage.
Filming live above the international bridge in Del Rio, Fox’s Bill Melugin said troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) were “kind enough to let us go up in their helicopter with them and get a look at the situation at this bridge right now.”
AMAZING — Since the Biden administration has kicked @BillFoxLA and his team out from flying Fox News’s drones along the U.S./Mexico border in Del Rio, TX, *local* law enforcement decided to get him a helicopter to hop in and go check things out to continue reporting. pic.twitter.com/pZ54my6E7o
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 17, 2021
Video footage shows migrants, who Melugin says are mostly Haitian, huddled under the bridge due to a strain on border patrol resources. Dozens of migrants are then captured crossing the Del Rio River into Texas illegally. Melugin said after the migrants cross the river they use a dirt path to get to the area under the bridge.
Melugin described the scene as a “non-stop trail of migrants” and a “large refugee camp.” Border patrol agents allegedly told Melugin the situation was “out of control” and that they need immediate help.
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