U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced plans to build a temporary facility in south Texas to house illegal immigrants crossing the border.
The facility will be built near the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge in Donna, Texas, according to Breitbart, and will hold up to 500 people.
Those individuals are waiting for transfer to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a statement provided by Customs and Border Protection to KGBT.
The statement said that the CBP would ensure that basic needs of those in custody are met, adding that the organization would also perform regular assessments in order to expand the facility or keep it temporary. That decision would be based on the volume of people arriving in the country. CBP said it was prepared to add housing, beds, toilets and other facilities as needed.
The Department of Homeland Security said the number of border apprehensions was between 7,000 and 10,000 more per month than usual, reported the Washington Examiner.
The number of illegal immigrants entering the country has risen every month since February, Breitbartreported. In October, the number of family unit aliens captured increased 37 percent, and unaccompanied alien children increased by 19 percent.
The total number of apprehensions in August, September and October was higher than in the last five years, and we simply have no way to stop it under the Obama administration’s lax border security.
CBP said it would keep the temporary facilities open until the number of illegals crossing the border returns to a normal level. The fact that facility was being constructed in rural Texas means that there is an expectation of more of the same.
At least we have hope for an end in sight come January when President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated.
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