Released Migrants Overwhelm Texas Border Town on New Year’s Day

With non-government migrant shelters at capacity and closed for the New Year’s Day holiday, the Border Patrol was forced to release migrants directly onto the streets of Eagle Pass. Most of the migrants huddled outside a local transportation company, hoping to make a quick exit from the small border city. The transportation hub is only a block from an official port of entry that has been closed for weeks due to the latest border surge hitting the small community of 30,000 residents.

Migrant gather in Eagle Pass, Texas, after being released by Border Patrol. (Randy Clark/B

Exclusive: Biden Admin Breaks Texas Town’s All Time Record for Migrant Apprehensions

In one single day, one Border Patrol station in the small Texas border town of Eagle Pass apprehended more migrants than all ten stations in the El Paso Sector combined. According to a source within CBP, more than 1,300 migrants were apprehended on Friday in the small border town. This compares to 1,100 for eleven El Paso Border Patrol Sector stations combined. The surge quickly overwhelmed a local Border Patrol processing facility and the ability of non-government (NGO) shelters to accommodate the surge.

Migrants surrender to Border Patrol in Eagle Pass on Saturday. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texa

EXCLUSIVE: Sheltering Costs for Rising Numbers of Migrants Hits $7M/Month in Arizona Border Sector

According to a source within CBP, the cost to accommodate the recent spike in migrant encounters in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector is rising rapidly as existing processing facilities reach their capacity. With an operating cost of nearly $7 million each month, one facility in Tucson is undergoing an expansion project to double its capacity to hold migrants. The cost to operate the facility, according to the source, will double as well.

A diesel-powered soft-sided migrant detention center near Tucson, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Br