Greg Wehner and Bill Melugin, Fox News, September 19, 2023
A Mexican cargo train with hundreds of migrants who hopped onboard in Monterrey was stopped nearly 150 miles from its final destination of Piedras Negras, not too far from where thousands of illegal crossings occur daily in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Video posted to social media by Auden B. Cabello, a citizen journalist documenting the migrant journey through Coahuila and Texas, shows the stopped train topped with hundreds of migrants, and nearly 100 standing on the ground.
Monclova, Coahuila, MX: A train with hundreds of migrants was stopped in Monclova, 147 miles before reaching Piedras Negras.
“Let us continue” is chanted by the migrants, who took the cargo train in Monterrey and are en route to Piedras Negras, where a group of approximately… pic.twitter.com/x03s8tdXBW
— Auden B. Cabello (@CabelloAuden) September 19, 2023
Cabello reported that the train was stopped in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, 147 miles from Piedras Negras.
“‘Let us continue’ is chanted by the migrants, who took the cargo train in Monterrey and are en route to Piedras Negras, where a group of approximately 2,200 crossed yesterday,” Cabello wrote. “Mexican authorities are on high alert. But as we’ve seen, they do very little to stop the migrants.”
A concern of some is if the train reaches its destination, the migrants will attempt to cross into the U.S. through Eagle Pass.
On Sunday, video showed a FerroMex train out of Zacatecas, Mexico heading toward the U.S. southern border, that was packed with migrants who could be heard cheering while hanging off the sides of the cargo cars.