El Paso mayor declares state of emergency as 5,000 illegal immigrants expected to enter per day | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

On Saturday, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser declared a state of emergency in his Texas city during a press conference as authorities prepare for a surge of illegal immigrants in the coming days as Title 42, which gave officials the ability to expel border crossers over health concerns, expires on Wednesday/.

Fox News reports Leeser said, "I said from the beginning that I would call it when I felt that either our asylum seekers or community were not safe. That's not the way we want to treat people and by calling a state of emergency it gives us the ability today to be able to do what we couldn't do until we called it."

As The Post Millennial reported on Wednesday, El Paso is seeing roughly 2,500 illegal immigrants cross into the US daily, a figure that is predicted by the mayor to inflate after Title 42 ends.