Feds Build More Migrant Detention Facilities near Border in Texas



by RANDY CLARK 13 Jun 2021

Construction is set to begin on temporary detention facilities at the Border Patrolís Interstate 35 checkpoint and other locations in Laredo, Texas. The shelters are military-style general-purpose tents and can house 60 people per tent. Plans for the climate-controlled structures, designed only for short-term detention, do not include funding for contract personnel to staff the facilities.

According to a law enforcement source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Laredo Sector is accepting hundreds of migrant transfers from the Del Rio Sector. The source says nearly 100 migrants are transferred from Del Rio to Laredo, Texas daily.



Inside of soft-sided migrant detention facility in Laredo Sector. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Del Rio, Texas experienced a surge in the crossing of Haitian and Venezuelan nationals and currently leads the Border Patrol in the apprehension rates for those two demographics. According to the source, Del Rio is continuing to see large numbers of migrants from those two countries entering in numbers exceeding 100 daily.

The source also suspects the move is timed to coincide with a potential for the discontinuation of the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) Emergency COVID-19 declaration (Title 42) that allows for the speedy expulsion of single adults and certain family units to Mexico within hours of their apprehension. Migrants who illegally enter the country from Mexico and the northern triangle Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are subject to immediate expulsion under CDCís Title 42 Authority.



Soft-sided migrant detention facility in Laredo Sector. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

As reported by Breitbart Texas, some believe the cancellation of the emergency pandemic authority will cause an immediate surge at the border and further overwhelm an already stretched-thin Border Patrol.

Since January, the Biden Administration opened dozens of temporary holding facilities for unaccompanied migrant children and soft-sided structures to deal with the influx in border crossings. The costly facilities have aided to ease overcrowding temporarily but have not solved the capacity issues completely.

Despite the current administrationís refusal to call the immigration situation on the border a crisis, the recent surges are concerning. The increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border has Health and Human Services struggling to find sponsors for the children within the United States.



Inside soft-sided migrant detention facility in Laredo Sector. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Many believe the impetus for the surges in illegal entries is being fueled by the Biden administrationís rhetoric and policy changes related to illegal immigration. The Biden administrationís new policies regarding lax interior enforcement and a reduction in removals are also believed to be contributing to the surge in activity along the border.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/202...rder-in-texas/