border patrol wants to build new tent to detain migrants - mylar sheets
HOUSTON (AP)-The U. S.
The Border Patrol said Friday it plans to open a second tent facility in South Texas next to a tent opened last week to detain migrants.
In a statement, the agency said 500-
The people's tent it opened in Donna, Texas was no longer able to accommodate.
The statement quoted a large number of immigrant parents and children as entering the United States, many of whom were asylum seekers in Central America.
Photos released by the Border Patrol showed dozens of migrants sitting or lying on the grass outside a small military aircraft.
Style tent, only Mella sheets below.
Another photo in the tent shows adults and children huddled under shiny sheets.
The agency said it also detained immigrants at a safe entrance to some stations or in port Sally.
President Donald Trump's administration and immigration agencies believe they are facing a crisis.
They asked for $4.
5 billion finance Congress and amend the law to allow agencies to detain immigrant families for longer periods of time and expel them more quickly.
Immigration advocates accused the Trump administration of falsely describing the crossing as a crisis and called on the United StatesS.
Asylum seekers are not detained by the government.
Unauthorized crossings have surged since the beginning of this year.
The Border Patrol said that in April they arrested 98,977 people, including 58,474 adults and children, for illegally crossing the border, and met more than 100,000 people in total.
In Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas, about 1,600 people are arrested every day by agents.
The Border Patrol currently detained more than 8,000 people in the area, more than double its current capacity, including Donna tents.
Rodolfo Karisch, chief patrol agent for Rio Grande Valley, said in a statement that the agency's resources "exceeded a tipping point and put border security at risk. "John-
La union Del Pueblo Entero spokesman Michael Torres said last week that when the first tents in Donna and El Paso, Texas were opened, trump "used children and other vulnerable groups to create a crisis on the southern border ".
"The president cannot deprive parents of the real humanitarian need to seek safe places for their children and for the future," Torres said . ".