There are approximately 3,000 migrants who are currently being organized in Piedras Negras, which is located in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It is just a little southwest of San Antonio, Texas.
The migrants plan to cross the border into Eagle Pass, the county seat of Maverick County, Texas. Hundreds of migrants, traveling in groups, were seen forming and making their way across the Rio Grande into the United States.
On the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, a massive number of migrants assembled in preparation for their attempt to cross into the United States. The majority of the people in these groupings are from Venezuela.
Around 9 a.m., the migrants split up into groups of varied sizes and began crossing. According to information provided to the media by migrants, roughly 3,000 migrants made their way across Mexico and arrived by train in Piedras Negras.
As they crossed the United States, the migrants abandoned their identification documents on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
Mexican police and National Guard forces were directed not to meddle with migrant crossings on Wednesday morning.
Under the El Camino Real International Bridge, border patrol officials stationed on the American side of the Rio Grande gathered a group of migrants in preparation for transferring them to a detention center where they would be processed.
Two days ago, it was reported that more than 1,500 migrants crossed the border over six hours on Monday morning. The migrants are adding to the overcrowding at the shelters run by NGOs and the processing centers run by the Border Patrol.
In the coming days, Border Patrol personnel are anticipated to release thousands of migrants, according to a source within CBP. Many migrants released from shelters run by NGOs are left stranded on the streets of Eagle Pass and other border towns along the Rio Grande because they do not have the money to pay their way out.