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1,000 migrants cross border to El Paso overnight before Mayorkas visit


Video reports from El Paso, Texas indicate that a record large group of more than 1,000 migrants crossed the border overnight from Mexico. Border Patrol agents are said to have more than 5,000 people in custody with nowhere to place the new arrivals.

A video tweeted by @PSAFLIVE on Monday morning reveals a steady stream of migrants crossing the border from Mexico into El Paso. The group of more than 1,000 migrants who crossed overnight is considered one of the largest single migrant crossing events in US history.

The crossings come ahead of a scheduled end this month to deportations of Title 42 migrants and a visit to the El Paso area this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as reported in the report. border of KRQE.

State police in Chihuahua, Mexico escorted the migrants, hundreds at a time, from the towns of Jiménez to Juárez earlier Sunday ahead of the mass crossing, El Paso Matters reports. The migrants are believed to have traveled to the United States from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Peru.

The Border Patrol Central Processing Center in El Paso is currently over capacity with more than 5,100 detainees as of Monday, the outlet said. The facility’s capacity is approximately 3,500 migrants.

A live dashboard operated by the city of El Paso shows 5,105 migrants currently in detention. The report shows the release into the El Paso community of 892 migrants with another 286 released onto the streets of the city.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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