Opening of new processing and accommodation centers due to the growing flow of undocumented migrants

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People in custody at Border Patrol’s Central Processing Station in McAllen, Texas on June 17, 2018.

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday the opening of a new migrant processing center in the Texas border city of Eagle Pass.

The new facilities have been designed to safely receive and process people who have entered the United States illegally.

The Del Rio Sector Border Patrol, which includes Eagle Pass, offered a virtual tour of the processing center this Thursday, prior to the opening of the site.

The 90,000-square-foot facility has been built on a five-acre site with smooth, weather-resistant walls and is air-conditioned. It is designed for a capacity of around 500 people and has rooms for sleeping, eating, and personal hygiene.

The facilities are similar to those recently installed in other Texas cities, such as Donna and El Paso, to alleviate overcrowding at permanent processing centers.

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