UPDATE: Thousands of Migrants Still Crossing Rio Grande into Del Rio, Texas; Camp Now Holds 12,000; FAA Grants Fox News Drone Permit (Videos)The Gateway Pundit

The flood of mostly Haitian migrants across the Rio Grande into Del Rio, Texas continued unabated Friday, with the number of migrants being held in the makeshift detention camp under the International Bridge swelling to over 12,000. Also on Friday, the FAA granted Fox News’ request to fly a drone over the camp after announcing a ban on drones Thursday night. In the meantime, the Texas Department of Public Safety took Fox reporter Bill Melugin on a helicopter tour of the area.

Migrants cross Rio Grande into Del Rio, Texas Friday morning, screen image via Bill Melugin/Twitter.

Before taking the helicopter tour, Melugin posted videos from the Rio Grande of migrants crossing at will.

More migrants are arriving here in Del Rio, TX after crossing a dam in the Rio Grande and entering the United States illegally. There are now at least 10,500 migrants underneath the international bridge, with more coming by the hour. Intel is up to 10,000 more coming. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/0qjvq8Uqa7

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 17, 2021

Law enforcement sources say there are up to 10,000 more migrants en route to cross illegally into Del Rio. They have been walking across a dam in the Rio Grande all morning long, and they then walk to the international bridge where they are congregating underneath. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/xzAcyglRLB

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 17, 2021

The MRC’s Curtis Houck posted video clips of Melugin’s helicopter tour. The videos show there is more than one crossing point by the migrants–and no interference by federal or Texas authorities.

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

.@BillFoxLA: It certainly does not look like an international border there…We’re talking more 10,000 people, guys and this has exploded in size in just two days…There are reports that there are more than 10,000 migrants still on the way.” pic.twitter.com/zfewXpZfvq

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 17, 2021

.@BillFoxLA Melugin and his crew spot illegal immigrants gathering grass, tree branches, and other brush to make HUTS along a highway overpass.

Melugin also said border agents are “severely outnumbered. They need some serious help…They are insanely frustrated.” pic.twitter.com/LoeIGvZ5LW

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 17, 2021

.@BillFOXLA Melugin mentions people are going back & forth between Mexico and the U.S. without any resistance, adding: “This is the most remarkably stunning thing we have seen…Something has got to change pretty quick, guys, b/c this is unsustainable.” pic.twitter.com/MmMXbEnY58

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 17, 2021

.@BillFOXLA: “They’re just congregating under the bridge…It is safe to say these numbers are pushing at least 11,000…You’re going to have some serious Covid concerns…Haiti has a Covid-19 vaccination rate of less than 1%…Probably looking at some serious…health issues” pic.twitter.com/VWqATWYmKF

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 17, 2021

The FAA announced Friday that Fox has been granted a permit to fly their drone, “.@FoxNews applied this morning and has received clearance to operate from now until the end of September in the restricted airspace linked below.”

. @FoxNews applied this morning and has received clearance to operate from now until the end of September in the restricted airspace linked below.

Any media can also apply at: https://t.co/aKnbUkaTG6https://t.co/FyUL146Lmo

— The FAA (@FAANews) September 17, 2021

Rep. Tony Gonzales reports over 12,000 migrants at the camp this morning, “Inbox: @TonyGonzales4TX’s office on the situation at Del Rio International Bridge: “As of Friday morning, the location reached over 12,000 migrants, with reports of more people expected to arrive from the interior of Mexico.”

Inbox: @TonyGonzales4TX‘s office on the situation at Del Rio International Bridge: “As of Friday morning, the location reached over 12,000 migrants, with reports of more people expected to arrive from the interior of Mexico.”#BorderCrisis

— Hayden Sparks (@HaydenJSparks) September 17, 2021

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