Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson says the U.S. is “being invaded” and “will never be the same” after playing a video that showed illegal immigrants rushing toward the southern border in El Paso, Texas.

“This was the scene at the so-called border at El Paso, Texas, the other day,” Carlson said on X, formerly Twitter, before showing the video footage.

“That’s your country being invaded. It will never be the same. Republicans in Congress, the Republican governor of Texas, do nothing as this happens,” Carlson said afterward. “Democrats cheer it on. They know that America will soon be a one-party state, and they’ll be in charge.” 

“Immigration is the reason,” Carlson added. 

Todd Bensman, author of “Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History,” told Carlson, “Right now, immigrants from 160 different countries are crossing this border.”

“These are going to be people from, other than Mexico and other than Central America, really from all over the world—Middle Easterners, people from every country of Africa,” said Bensman, who was in Piedras Negras, Mexico, at the time of the interview. “And the numbers are absolutely stupendous.”

“This mass migration crisis of the last 36 months, 30-plus months broke every record in the national history books already. But now we’re in a surge that is breaking all of those records,” he said, adding:

We’re looking at, you know, 14,000 apprehensions a day; 10,000, 11–, 12,000 a day, where like 1,000 a day, once upon a time a few years ago, was considered a national emergency. It’s 14,000.

The number of illegal aliens who have entered the interior of the U.S. under the Biden administration now is greater than the individual populations of at least 22 states, as well as that of the District of Columbia, The Daily Signal previously reported

Data released Monday by the House Judiciary Committee reveals that at least 3.8 million illegal aliens either have been released into the nation’s interior or successfully evaded the Border Patrol to enter the country since President Joe Biden took office Jan. 20, 2021.  

The new data and other information reveal that the Biden administration has “failed to remove, through immigration court removal proceedings, over 99% of those illegal aliens who have been released into the country” since Biden became president, the committee’s interim staff report concludes.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., chairman of Judiciary’s immigration subcommittee, said they obtained nonpublic data from the Department of Homeland Security that provides previously unknown official numbers. 

Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, part of DHS, reports that more than 5 million illegal aliens were encountered at America’s southern border between the start of the Biden administration and this past March 31. Of those 5 million illegal aliens, at least 2.46 million “had no confirmed departure from the United States,” the report found.  

The Daily Signal’s Virginia Allen contributed to this report. 

Have an opinion about this article? To sound off, please email and we’ll consider publishing your edited remarks in our regular “We Hear You” feature. Remember to include the url or headline of the article plus your name and town and/or state.