Surge In Illegal Border Crossings Forces Officials To Open New Texas Housing Facility

Blockchain Media Group / by Joseph Jankowski via / Nov 21, 2016 5:40 PM

U.S. Immigration officials are currently so overwhelmed with an ongoing surge of crossings at the southern border that they have been forced to open a new temporary facility in Texas to accommodate for all the illegal alien border crossers.

Through November, border patrol has caught about 1,500 people crossing the southern border per day, a pace that is right in line with numbers from October.

According to MRCTV, Customs and Border Protection is currently housing about 41,000 illegal aliens in detention centers that typically accommodate between 31,000 and 34,000 people.

The new Texas facility will hold up to 500 additional people who illegally cross over the El Paso sector of the border. CBP would say in a statement: