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Migrants break barriers and rush border guards in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A group of over 100 migrants attempting to enter the US illegally rushed a border wall Thursday, breaking through razor wire and knocking over guards in the process.
The Post witnessed around 600 migrants massed at the international border, whom Texas National Guard troops were attempting to push back in small groups.
The situation grew tense as groups were separated out, and video shows the migrants crying out for help and rushing to the border gate. A group of men with hoodies, gloves and winter jackets pull the fencing away as a group of five guards stand in a defensive formation to fill the gap.
5 A large group of migrants knocked down National Guard soldiers and rushed a border wall in El Paso, Texas, on March 21, 2024. James Breeden for NY Post
5 The migrants broke through a fence with razor wire. James Breeden for NY Post
5 The crowd of migrants ran past the Texas National Guard. James Breeden for NY Post
Some migrants can be seen putting their hands up in surrender in the video, but seconds later, others scramble through, knocking the guards out of the way.
Members of the group run to the border gate and start to shout at the National Guardsmen on the other side. The Texas National Guard then quickly scrambles to secure the area.
5 The migrants ran to another gate and begged the National Guard for help. James Breeden for NY Post
5 The Texas National Guard later secured the area. James Breeden for NY Post
Texas has deployed its National Guard troops to the border with Mexico as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star.
On Tuesday, the state began to prepare to implement SB4, a new law to allow state and local authorities to make arrests for illegal entry, but an appeals court blocked the measure after the Supreme Court said it would allow the law to go into effect.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



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