Migrants are being released on U.S. streets at the border as shelters see record numbers

U.S. border facilities have a record number of migrants in custody as border agents try to release migrants as fast as possible to avoid overcrowding and local nonprofit groups scramble to keep up with the need, according to three Department of Homeland Security officials. Many migrants in Arizona’s Tucson sector, one of the busiest , are being released directly onto the streets, according to two DHS officials. The officials said the migrants are dropped off in coordination with the city officials and local nonprofits who help them get transportation to their final destinations. Texas governor flies migrants from border to Chicago Dec. 21, 202302:14 On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 12,000 undocumented migrants crossing the border for the third straight day, a new record. And approximately 27,000 migrants were in CBP custody as of Wednesday night, another record, with more arriving and more being released into the United States by the hour. In the region surrounding Tucson, CBP processing centers are often at double their capacity. The two Homeland Security officials told NBC News that Border Patrol agents are dropping off busloads of migrants every half-hour in downtown Nogales, Arizona, to alleviate crowding in processing centers. From there, the migrants are typically assisted by a local nongovernmental organization, most often Casa Alitas, which told NBC News that it is seeing a record number of migrants in its shelters and added pressure to help provide transportation elsewhere. A group of men detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after crossing the border wall in the Tucson Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border are processed at a makeshift intake center on Aug. 29.Matt York / AP file “It’s an extra burden that we’ve all had to lift, making sure that people were not left an hour or two […]

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