DHS Preps for Title 42 End with Migrant Detention Center Construction

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 05/05/2022
EAGLE PASS, Texas — The Department of Homeland Security began construction of a soft-sided migrant detention facility in a remote part of Maverick County. This marks the first project of its kind as part of Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ Southwest Border Mass Irregular Migration plan. The facility is expected to be operational before June.

As reported by Breitbart Texas, increasing detention and processing capabilities is a key component of Secretary Mayorkas’ plan to address the anticipated surge in illegal migration as a result of the termination of the CDC Title 42 Emergency COVID-19 order. A judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the action, pending a hearing on May 13.

On Tuesday, construction crews moved quickly to erect the initial framing near a Cold War Air era radar outpost 10 miles north of Eagle Pass. The facility, according to a DHS source, will temporarily house up to 500 migrants.

Existing Border Patrol detention facilities have faced issues with overcrowding in recent months. The new facility still may not be sufficient if Title 42 ends.
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