Texas Nat´l Guardsman appears to fire projectiles on migrants at border

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Texas Nat´l Guardsman appears to fire projectiles on migrants at border

A video widely circulated on social media is appearing to show a Texas Army National Guard member firing projectiles at migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, reported Xinhua, quoting local media on Thursday.

In the 24-second video published on Wednesday by Border Report, which reports on news from the U.S.-Mexico border, a guardsman fired projectiles behind razor wire along the border river of The Rio Grande as people off-camera yell in Spanish, "There are children! There are children!"

The guard member first stands in front, then behind a black truck. More voices are heard in Spanish: "Record him! Record him!" "See how they treat us!", the video showed.

A report from The Newsweek said the video appears to be filmed from the Mexican side of the border.

No further information could immediately be verified.

New Mexico media outlet KRQE reported that photos taken on Tuesday showed several men apparently cutting the razor wire.

El Paso Times reported in March that hundreds of migrants breached razor wire barriers along the Rio Grande in the El Paso area after Texas National Guard soldiers were unable to hold them back.

U.S. federal data showed that along the southern border, Texas on average accounted for roughly 59 percent of migrant encounters during the 2023 fiscal year and 43 percent during the first half of the 2024 fiscal year, which began in October 2023.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

  1. EmilySmith92 says

    Is there any official statement from the Texas Army National Guard regarding this incident?

    1. JohnDavis84 says

      Yes, the Texas Army National Guard has issued a statement addressing this incident. They stated that the actions shown in the video are under investigation and do not reflect the values and principles of the Guard. The Guard is committed to upholding the law while respecting human rights.

  2. EmmaSmith22 says

    It is deeply concerning to see a Texas National Guardsman apparently firing projectiles at migrants, especially when there are children present. The use of force in this manner raises serious ethical and humanitarian questions that demand immediate investigation and accountability.

  3. Emily_Smith says

    As a concerned citizen, I find the actions of the Texas National Guardsman deeply troubling. It is unacceptable to use force against migrants, especially when children are involved. This incident highlights the urgent need for better border policies and a more humane approach to immigration. My heart goes out to all those affected by this distressing situation.

  4. EmilySmith87 says

    I am appalled by the behavior shown in the video. It is unacceptable for any member of law enforcement, including National Guardsmen, to use force against innocent people, especially children. This kind of aggression only serves to escalate tensions and create more harm. The situation at the border demands compassion and humane treatment, not violence.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It is truly heartbreaking to see such violence towards innocent children at the border. The situation needs to be addressed with compassion and humanity, rather than aggression and force. This video is a clear example of the urgent need for a more humane approach to border security.

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