McALLEN, Texas – The downtown Central Station bus terminal and the Catholic Charities Respite Center across the street were bustling with released migrants on Tuesday. The terminal is the last step of the release process for hundreds of migrants freed by the Border Patrol daily.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports more than 1,000 migrants will cross the border illegally every day in the Rio Grande Valley. Most single adult males and females will be quickly expelled under the CDC’s Title 42 Emergency Covid-19 order still in place under the Biden Administration. Unaccompanied migrant children are transferred to Health and Human Services (HHS) shelters to coordinate reunification with family members or sponsors within the United States.
For hundreds of others, mostly family units with tender age children, they will be released to the Catholic respite center if they lack funds for travel or in some cases, directly