Elon Musk, in a Stetson hat, livestreamed from Eagle Pass, Texas, discussing the migrant crisis and expressing concern over New York City’s ability to cope. The border town has been overwhelmed by migrants, with over 7,500 people crossing into the town in just two days. Musk, who described himself as “extremely pro-immigrant,” emphasized the need for a regulated immigration system to prevent the flow of people from collapsing essential services. The livestream crashed after only four minutes, similar to Musk’s previous failed attempt to host Ron DeSantis’s campaign launch. Musk later returned to the livestream, which lasted for 11 more minutes before crashing once again.
Musk highlighted the magnitude of the migrant crisis in Eagle Pass, where an estimated 100,000 people crossed the Rio Grande river in one week. Harrowing images showed families struggling to carry their belongings through difficult terrain and being met by law enforcement and razor wire upon reaching the US side. After experiencing connection issues, Musk spoke with local congressman Tony Gonzalez about the need for more assistance in the district. Gonzalez emphasized that addressing the issue was not a partisan matter but a policy issue that required humane treatment of those seeking asylum and expulsion of those who did not qualify.
The overwhelmed border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, prompted Elon Musk to livestream interviews and call for an expanded and regulated immigration system. The livestream, which was intended to provide an unedited view of the crisis, crashed after only a few minutes. Eagle Pass has seen a surge in migrant crossings, with thousands of individuals entering the town and overwhelming local resources. Musk expressed concern over the impact on New York City, as even the largest cities struggle to manage the influx of migrants. The livestream resumed briefly before crashing again, and Musk discussed extreme cases of individuals using asylum claims to evade accountability. The mayor of Eagle Pass criticized the lack of a concrete plan or support from the federal government, highlighting the limited resources available in the small border town.