WATCH: Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Camp Under Freeway Along Texas Border, Doubles In Size In One Day(VIDEO)

According to Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, the number of illegal immigrants living under the Del Rio International Bridge along the Texas border has increased to more than 8,200 people who are awaiting processing by the U.S. Border Patrol as the situation spirals “out of control.”

“Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. Per source, the number of migrants waiting to be processed has now swelled to approx 8,200. It was 4,000 yesterday AM. Doubled in one day. BP overwhelmed, & I’m told situation is ‘out of control,’” Melugin tweeted on Thursday morning.

A video of the growing throng was also shared on Twitter by Melugin, showing the massive number of illegal immigrants seeking processing.
A video of the growing throng was also shared on Twitter by Melugin, showing the massive number of illegal immigrants seeking processing.

“Law enforcement source on the ground at the bridge this morning just sent me this video showing the situation there. I’m told a large majority of the migrants are Haitians and more are crossing into the US and arriving at the bridge by the minute. BP w/ limited manpower,” he tweeted.

According to Melugin, as recently as one day ago, 4,200 illegal immigrants were camped out under the bridge.

“Our drone is currently over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, where Border Patrol & law enforcement sources tell us over 4,200 migrants are waiting to be apprehended after crossing into US,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.

The condition beneath the Del Rio bridge was further revealed by Melugin, who posted a video on Twitter.

According to him, local BP holding facilities are overcrowded and overburdened with people.

In a tweet, the Fox News reporter said that he had received footage from a source on the ground showing thousands of migrants beneath the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, with more arriving on a regular basis.

“We’re told the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour,” he added.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants were arrested beneath the Del Rio International Bridge on Sunday, kicking off the movement that began over the weekend and continues today. According to a Customs and Border Protection source who spoke to Breitbart News, the Border Patrol was confronted with huge caravans of people unlawfully entering into the United States.

According to the Associated Press, as of Thursday, more than 500 migrants were being held outside in a makeshift holding camp along the river. That number has already risen to 1,500, and the trend is “likely to continue,” according to a story published on Monday by Breitbart.

The Border Patrol reports that more over 2,000 Haitian, Venezuelan, and Cuban migrants had lately surrendered to them during a one-week period in the region.

According to Breitbart, the high numbers of undocumented immigrants in the region have made processing difficult to impossible to complete.

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