Asylum-Seeking Detainees Could Soon Be Released In Presidio, Rather Than Transported To El Paso

In May of this year, the Presidio Station saw the sector’s largest ever increase in apprehensions, breaking daily, weekly and monthly records.

By Sally BeauvaisAugust 26, 2019 9:30 am, ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Officials in the small border city of Presidio are preparing for the possibility of having to care for asylum-seekers in the near future.

That’s because authorities are considering releasing some detained migrants locally, instead of sending them 250 miles west to El Paso — which remains the official procedure at this time.

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