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Immigrants use rope ladder to scale steel fence at Mexico-US border

Moment migrants use rope ladder to scale steel fence at the Mexico-United States border a day after CBP said at least 400 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall had been completed

  • At least three undocumented migrants appeared in a TikTok video climbing over a steel fence at the Mexico-United States border on Saturday
  • The footage was uploaded by TikTok user TraviezosdeCDJuarez and shows a male individual securing the rope ladder as the men scaled towards the top
  • The video was reportedly recorded the day after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced 400 new miles of the border system had been completed

A TikTok video shows a group of undocumented immigrants climbing up a rope ladder before scaling over a steel fence at the Mexico-United States border.

In the footage, which was reportedly recorded Saturday night, a male individual acts as a lookout while another man secures the bottom end of the ladder as three men slowly make their way to the top of the border wall in Ciudad Juárez across from El Paso, Texas.

‘Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry. Let’s go,’ the lookout said as he captured the migrants going up the ladder, which appeared to be hooked to the top of the border structure. ‘Nothing is approaching, nothing is approaching.’

One of the men subsequently makes it over the ledge of the border wall and starts to descend to American territory before someone asks the man recording them if any Mexican officers were in the vicinity.

‘There’s nothing son. There’s nothing,’ he replied as a second migrant reached the top of the border fence. 

At least three undocumented immigrants were filmed climbing up a rope ladder connected to a steel border fence on the Mexican side of the Mexico-United States border. The footage was reportedly recorded Saturday and posted on Tik Tok

Undocumented immigrants climb up a ladder in their attempt to scale over a Mexico-United States border fence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Undocumented immigrants climb up a ladder in their attempt to scale over a Mexico-United States border fence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

According to Mexican newspaper El Diario de Juárez, the social media account called ‘TraviezosdeCDJuarez’, has several videos which captures the unlawful entry of undocumented immigrants to the United States.

The account was deleted as of Monday from TikTok’s network. 

DailyMail.com reached out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for comment. 

The illegal border crossing recording came to light just one day after the Department of Homeland Security [DHS]  and CBP championed the recent construction of close to 400 miles of a new border system to deter border crossers and human smugglers.

TikTok account TraviezosdeCDJuarez shows parts of a desolate road in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where a group of men climbed over a steel border fence before reaching El Paso, Texas

TikTok account TraviezosdeCDJuarez shows parts of a desolate road in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where a group of men climbed over a steel border fence before reaching El Paso, Texas

According to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, the Army Corps of Engineers are still working on providing border fencing for 210 additional miles and the government hope as many as 450 miles are finished by the end of 2020. 

CBP said the border wall system will go up along the San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Del Rio, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors. 

‘Today is an historic day for the American people and for the Trump Administration, defying all those who said it couldn’t be done,’ said Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. ‘The celebration of 400 miles of border wall system is a testament to President Trump’s leadership and this Administration’s commitment to secure our southern border and build an effective border wall system that protects all Americans.’

‘The border wall system is Exhibit A in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about border security,’ said CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.

‘This wall saves American lives. Every single bit of concrete and steel that goes into the ground stops dangerous people and deadly drugs from coming into this country.’ 

CBP shared footage Friday of parts of 400 miles of a new border system that was constructed as part of President Donald Trump's push to deter undocumented immigrants and human smugglers

CBP shared footage Friday of parts of 400 miles of a new border system that was constructed as part of President Donald Trump’s push to deter undocumented immigrants and human smugglers

CBP data for the fiscal year 2020 released October 13 detailed the arrest of undocumented immigrants who illegally entered the United States dropped by 53%. 

They agency’s stats indicated there were encounters with 458,088 unlawful border crossers in the United States and at the point of entry with Mexico. That’s a sharp decline from the 877,509 encounters recorded during fiscal year 2019. 

However, CBP has seen a steady rise in migrants intercepted by border agents for unlawfully entering the United States since April, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration to urge the rapid removal of undocumented immigrants.

During the month of September, 54,771 individuals were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol, a significant increase from 16,182 in April.

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