One video posted to Twitter is from March and the people in it were intercepted by agents before they reached the US border.
On May 11, a pandemic immigration policy called topic 42 expired. This policy allows U.S. border authorities to quickly return migrants, forcing them to return to Mexico on the pretext of preventing the spread of COVID-19, instead of remaining in the U.S. when their case is handled as usual for former asylum seekers. to the pandemic.
The expiration raises concerns that a wave of border crossings will occur, although that has not happened so far. according to the US Department of Homeland Security.
On May 13, Congressman Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) posted a videos on Twitterseems to show hundreds of people rushing through turnstiles and onto a bridge.
Crane suggested that the clip showed migrants entering the United States after Title 42 ended, calling it an “invasion of the homeland of the United States” and blaming the Biden administration, saying they “knew this was going to happen.” come and do nothing.”
The video has gained more than 180,000 views.
Do This video shows who immigrated to the United States after Title 42 expired?
No, the video does not show migrants entering the United States after Title 42 expires. The video was recorded months before Title 42 expired, and the people in the video were stopped at the border by US authorities.
WHAT WE FIND
Crane did not explain in his tweet where or when the video was filmed. Using image and video forensics tools, VERIFICATION identified a video from the same event shared by the Associated Press on March 13.
This video shows the same group of migrants on the same bridge. Six seconds after the video, a man in a brown hooded jacket and blue-and-white hat appears in the bottom left corner. In a video posted by Crane two months later, the man appears ten seconds later, jumping over some kind of obstacle.
This confirms the video shared by the congressman is from March 13, nearly two months before Title 42 expires.
Furthermore, the video does not show migrants crossing the border and entering the United States. Related press report was published with the video explaining that the migrants are depicted on the Paso Del Norte bridge over the Rio Grande – connecting Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua with El Paso, Texas – entering the bridge from the Mexican side.
However, they did not make it to the US that day. US police and border agents have set up barricades on the bridge, completely blocking anyone from crossing. The crowd eventually returned to Mexico.
Two days after posting the video, Crane himself answered to his original post for clarification, “This particular increase was filmed before the end of Title 42.”