EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Facilities in West Texas Again Face Overcrowding

EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Facilities in West Texas Again Face Overcrowding


A source within Customs and Border Protection says the Border Patrol is facing overcrowding issues again at particular facilities within the Del Rio Sector of Texas. On Monday, more than 400 migrants surrendered in Del Rio alone. The mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants are contributing to the overcrowding.

At one facility in Eagle Pass, a soft sided structure was constructed to help deal with the current crisis and has yielded unprecedented migrant traffic levels. The source notes the newer facility is currently 200 percent over the COVID capacity standard.

The facility is more than 300 detainees over its 500-max capacity. Several sites are dealing with COVID-19 positive detainees who need isolation, according to the source.

The current level of apprehensions made in the Del Rio Sector is the highest in 20 years. The sector arrested more than 149,000 migrants since October 2020. The Border Patrol’s Del Rio

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