[FOX] The Federal Aviation Administration has placed a two-week flight restriction along a bridge at the southern border inundated with thousands of illegal immigrants, which prevents reporters from flying drones to document the crisis.
"We’ve learned that the FAA just implemented a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, meaning we can no longer fly our FOX drone over it to show images of the thousands of migrants. FAA says ’special security reason,’" Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted Thursday evening.
Melugin added that Fox News has been using drones for months and there has never been an issue.
"We have reached out to the FAA to ask for clarification on why this TFR was implemented," Melugin tweeted. "We haven’t heard back yet. Will update if/when we do."
"The Border Patrol requested the temporary flight restriction due to drones interfering with law enforcement flights on the border," the FAA said in a statement Thursday evening. "As with any temporary flight restriction, media is able to call the FAA to make requests to operate in the area."
Over 8,000 migrants are currently waiting underneath the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting to be apprehended and processed after crossing into the United States illegally. Sources tell Fox News that the situation is "out of control" and that the border patrol is overwhelmed.