Inside Texas’ New Migrant Tent Facility

“We have to do the right thing. We’re America. If we turn these people away and not take care of them properly, where else will they go?”

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr. May 6, 2019 10:15 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Giant tent structures have been erected in Texas to serve as short-term detention facilities to process a huge influx of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The facilities are open Friday in El Paso, Texas, and in the state’s Rio Grande Valley next to the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge.

Across the southern border, more than 103,000 migrants were taken into custody in March — the biggest monthly total in more than a decade. The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest sector. The Border Patrol reported apprehending more than 30,000 migrants in March in its Rio Grande Valley sector.

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