Eagle Pass, Texas.- The city of Eagle Pass was saturated by a wave of more than 2,000 migrants who crossed the Mexico-United States border from Piedras Negras in search of asylum.
The migrant crossing this Monday, September 18, marked a new record in this Texas border city, since the largest number that had occurred was 1,300 people, who crossed the border illegally in a single day.
Sources from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), cited by Fox News, reported that more than 2,200 people crossed illegally since the early hours of Monday.
The crossing of migrants into the United States occurs after a video that went viral last Sunday.
During the migrant crossing, CBP tweeted: “Under US immigration laws, most non-citizens arriving at our border are not eligible to remain in the United States. “Asylum laws do not provide relief solely for economic reasons or general violence.”
Breirbart Texas noted that various CBP sources informed them that the thousands of migrants who were detained this morning in Eagle Pass forced the closure of the local processing center.
The above, because the capacity of the processing center had been exceeded three times, and with the arrests they had last Friday, they could no longer afford the load of work.
For this reason, immigration authorities are preparing everything to keep migrants outdoors even when temperatures can reach up to 34 degrees Celsius.
According to Texas media, just last weekend, hundreds of migrant crossings were sighted in the area. “In just one eight-hour shift, more than 700 immigrants were detained. We lack the capacity to face it. “This system is broken,” the source explained to the news agency.
So far it is not clear what the authorities’ plan will be in the face of the massive arrival of unauthorized migrants. In the past, due to the capacity of the local processing center, undocumented immigrants had been transferred to other centers such as the one in Laredo, Texas, one of the largest in the state.
Source: El Financiero