The Border Patrol showcased a new temporary processing and detention center in Eagle Pass, Texas, late last week.
The processing center was constructed to address the recent surge of migrants in the area. It is a soft-sided structure consisting of 96,000 square feet of detention, processing, dining, and recreation space.
The Border Patrol invited members of the media and general public to tour the new facility which was not yet occupied by migrants. According to a Border Patrol source, the facility will cost taxpayers roughly $6 million per month to operate.
The facility provides intake, medical screening, processing, detention, and food service areas. The facility is also equipped with a recreational area to serve large numbers of unaccompanied children.
The facility will be staffed by contract employees for medical and food service. Department of Homeland Security volunteers and