U.S. soldiers explained to Fox News that the cartels were taunting them from across the Rio Grande over Biden’s collapsed border policy.
Shocking video from the deteriorated U.S. southern border shows Mexican cartel members firing multiple rounds of bullets at National Guard posts in Texas.
Soldiers told Fox News reporter Bill Melugin that they have been taunted and fired upon in recent days by armed cartel members while standing across the Rio Grande as they facilitate human and drug trafficking operations.
“We witnessed automatic gunfire going from Mexico directly into the United States. The National Guard soldiers were were with, you can hear them kind of reacting, saying ‘whoa, holy ****,’” Melugin said of the scene in Roma, Texas.
“The National Guard here has soldiers all over the place, as well as observation posts all over the place. They’re keeping an eye out for runners and human smugglers.”
Melugin noted that Joe Biden’s open border policy appears to have greatly emboldened the cartels, as human smuggling operations have increased.
“You’ll see the smugglers, they weren’t afraid. One guy was shirtless, he was laughing, making jokes to us, saying, ‘money, money, money!’ He was rubbing his fingers together making the cash symbol,” he said.
“In the later night hours, we started seeing a constant stream of these rafts and these human smugglers, and they were bringing across hundreds of family units.”
In response to the incident, the Texas Department of Safety (DPS) said any “potential threats” to U.S. law enforcement will be “fully investigated.”
“As we work closely with the Texas Military Department, any potential threats toward law enforcement and the Texas Military Department will be fully investigated, and those responsible will be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law,” the Texas DPS said in a statement.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is committed to securing our southern border,” the statement added.
Illegal border crossings are at decades-high levels, with 212,672 migrants taken into custody and a total of 2.1 million stopped by Customs and Border Protection since Biden took office.