WASHINGTON — Hundreds of migrants are being flown from South Texas to holding cells in California by the Department of Homeland Security, in a move that officials said on Friday could be expanded by sending asylum seekers to processing centers throughout the United States, including the border with Canada.
Customs and Border Protection officials said they began flying migrant families from overcrowded facilities in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego on Tuesday. It is expected that as many as three flights, each carrying up to 135 migrants, will be scheduled each week.
The article goes on to state the following:
The agency also recently started flying migrants five times each week from the Rio Grande Valley to Del Rio, Tex. Nearly all of the migrants are traveling as families, including some with young children.
3 buses full of migrant families arrive a #borderpatrol facility in Otay Mesa. The families were flown in this afternoon from the Texas border. This is part of Border Patrol’s new plan to address the growing number of migrant families detained along the #border @nbcsandiego pic.twitter.com/105dnamYQ6
— Melissa Adan (@MelissaNBC7) May 17, 2019
Migrant families detained in Texas arriving at a @CBPSanDiego processing facility. Hundreds will be flown to San Diego every week indefinitely to relieve crowded border facilities in the Rio Grande Valley @fox5sandiego #LiveOnFox5 pic.twitter.com/gqgCNnqsnx
— Justina Myers (@JustinaReports) May 17, 2019
Migrant families that were flown from the Rio Grande area of the southwest border then transferred to 3 buses arrived at the Brown Field US Customs and Border Protection station in San Diego, California on Friday, May 17, 2019 pic.twitter.com/x21lMxC7t2
— John Gibbins (@JohnGibbinsSDUT) May 17, 2019
— 10News (@10News) May 17, 2019
— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) May 18, 2019
Every border community is impacted:https://t.co/pYaBoLETKy
— Jenny Day (@JennyDayTV) May 18, 2019
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