Billionaire Elon Musk today visited the southern border in Texas, United States, which it shares with Mexico to provide what he called an “unfiltered” view of the ongoing migrant crisis. During his visit to Eagle Pass, a city that last week declared a state of emergency due to the extraordinary influx of thousands of migrants, he was joined by Texas Representative Tony Gonzales. The owner of SpaceX, Tesla and X.com also took to his social media platform to livestream his visit Mr Musk, who has been posting frequently about the migrant situation on X (formerly Twitter) was seen wearing a In the 4-minute video clip, he introduced U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, a Republican from Texas whose district spans more than 800 miles of the border, who welcomed Musk and said people along the Texas border “really feel abandoned
As an immigrant himself, Mr Musk went on to declare that he is extremely pro-immigration but he added that immigration has to be extended such that law-abiding, productive immigrants may enter the country lawfully while keeping out those who will break the law. “To be clear we’re both very much in favour of expanded legal immigrationI think anyone who is hardworking and honest and is really gonna add the economy, we should let them in. But what we’re seeing here are in some cases some pretty extreme individuals coming through obviously not suggesting everyone is like this he continued Discussing the situation in New York where one lakh migrants have entered, Mr Musk said that it is “leading to a collapse of social services where even America’s largest city New Musk has more than a small interest in the Texas economy. Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas plant is located in Austin and Space X operates a major testing and launch facility on Texas Gulf Coast in Boca Chica near Brownsville
Buckling under the pressure of just how many illegal immigrants are going to New York. If New York can’t handle it, well pretty much no part of the country can. So if we don’t do something soon we’re just gonna have, like I said, a collapse in social services as we’re already seeing in New York At one point in the video, Mr Musk questioned if he was still live-streaming on the social network after one of his streams appeared to be cut short owing to technical issues. Just before the screen went dark, he said, “I was a bit worried that this might – so many people might go on it that it crashes. Maybe not working anymore, let’s see cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses in the live video. He added in the video that he would go around and speak with officials and “eyeball the situation to get the real story.
Amidst the ongoing migrant crisis in the US, billionaire Elon Musk visited the Texas border with Mexico and live-streamed his tour of the area to give people a sense of the real situation of the migrant crisis, reported Fox News We want to do both things – smooth out legal immigration and stop a flow of people that is of such magnitude that we’re leading to a collapse of social services Musk said Musk a native of South Africa, noted his own status as an “immigrant to the United States” and called himself “extremely pro-immigrant He hosted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s launch of his Republican presidential campaign on Twitter in May, crashing the service. He said earlier this month that he had refused a Ukrainian request to use his Starlink satellite network to aid in its defense against Russia and met last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who urged him to balance protecting free speech and fighting hate speech
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, formerly of Twitter, made a trip to the southern border in Texas to witness the ongoing migrant crisis firsthand. Accompanied by Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales, Musk visited Eagle Pass, a city that recently declared a state of emergency due to the influx of thousands of migrants. Livestreaming his observations, Musk expressed his support for expanded legal immigration but emphasized that individuals who break the law should not be allowed into the USDuring his visit, Musk shared an anecdote about a man with facial tattoos, including tear drops, which signify that they have killed someone. Gonzales confirmed the significance of such tattoos. Musk highlighted the strain that the large number of migrants is placing on social services, using New York as an example. He pointed out that if New York is struggling to handle the situation, it is likely that other parts of the country will face similar challenges
The statistics are staggering, with over 100,000 migrants reaching New York City since last year alone. On a single day, more than 11,000 migrants crossed into the US from Mexico, the highest number in recent memory. Eagle Pass alone saw around 4,000 crossings, with some migrants resorting to crawling through razor wire and wading through the Rio Grande. Data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reveals that 1.23 million migrants have crossed the southern border seeking asylum in the past 11 months As an immigrant himself, originally from South Africa, Musk also engaged with law enforcement officials during his visit to discuss the border situation. However, he encountered technical difficulties while livestreaming and expressed his frustration with the poor cell connection. Half-jokingly, he mentioned that his Starlink satellite constellation from SpaceX, which expands broadband internet, would be helpful in such situations