What won’t he do?
World’s richest man Elon Musk announced on X (formerly “Twitter,” which he owns) that he will be going to Eagle Pass, Texas to survey the southern border after speaking with Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales.
“I spoke with Rep Tony Gonzales tonight – he confirmed that it is a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers – just hit an all-time high and still growing! Am going to visit Eagle Pass later this week to see what’s going on for myself,” Musk shared on X.
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) September 26, 2023
From Fox News:
It comes as migrant numbers have surged after a brief lull in the early summer. Numbers rocketed in July and August, with more than 230,000 encounters at the border, marking the highest August on record.
Those numbers look set to be even higher in September, with scenes this month of thousands of mostly single adult Venezuelan male migrants flooding into Eagle Pass. The crisis caused border authorities to shut down bridges and surge resources to the area in an effort to cope.
Customs and Border Protection sources told Fox News on Monday that there were approximately 11,000 migrant encounters at the southern border, exceeding the record highs seen in the days before the Title 42 public health order ended in May and making it the single highest day in recent memory.
In Eagles Pass alone, there were more than 4,000 encounters over the weekend.
Is there anything Musk can do to help with the border crisis? Stay tuned.
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— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) September 26, 2023