So many migrants – mostly coming from Central America through Mexico – are entering Texas that soon temporary housing facilities will be constructed. Two locations are in El Paso and the Rio Grand Valley. These detention centers will each be able to house up to 500 migrants.
“U.S. Customs & Border Protection urgently needs to provide for additional shelter capacity to accommodate individuals in CBP’s custody throughout the southwest border,” CBP said in a written statement. “The overwhelming number of individuals arriving daily to the U.S. has created an immediate need for additional processing space in El Paso, Texas and Donna, Texas.”