In recent weeks, thousands of migrants crossed the border near Normandy in Texas. They left behind trash and clothes.
Drone footage shows piles of trash at the end a eroded walking path at a crossing point along Rio Grande.
Similar scenes can also be seen at Eagle Pass’s border and in the surroundings.
While Democrats expressed concern during Trump’s administration about the impact of his border wall on the environment, Republicans have warned about the long-term effects of unchecked immigration across the border.
TEXAS BOARD PATROL STOPS WRONG WAY DRIVER DURING HUMAN SMUGGLING ATTEMPT. SUSPECT ESCAPES
Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) wrote last year to Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, stating that the “environmental effects of illegal migration” are well documented.
The lawmakers stated that they had witnessed trash and other damage on their lands during official visits to the southern border.
“The illegal migrants leave behind trash including human waste, bags, plastic, medical products, vehicles, and clothes, which all pose a risk to wildlife.
Click Here To Get FOX NEWS App
Nearly 2.4 million migrants encountered at South Border in Fiscal Year 2022 was a record. There were at least 205,000 migrants in October, the first month fiscal year 2023.