Tag: El Paso

May 25

May 25, 2021

Customs and Border Patrol has proposed the construction of a second centralized migrant processing facility in El Paso, Texas, where migrant families will be held. CBP is currently in the process of acquiring land for the facility, which according to a July 2020 environmental assessment, would accomodate for 965 detainees and a staff of 200.

Tags: CBP, El Paso

March 15, 2021

March 17, 2021

Asylum-seekers being flown from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso due to limited capacity are being expelled to Mexico by CBP, according to the Dallas Morning News. Exact numbers are unclear, but at least 50 migrants have been expelled into Juarez.

Tags: CBP, El Paso, Expulsions, Rio Grande Valley

March 9, 2021

March 16, 2021

El Paso will begin receiving two flights per day, each carrying 135 migrants from the Rio Grande Valley sector. The migrants will be processed in El Paso and stay at shelters until arrangements are made for them to connect with family in the United States.

Tags: El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from CBP Mark Morgan @CBPMarkMorgan

Caption: “Criminals don’t see vehicles the way you do. They see door panels, seats, gas tanks, tires & everything in between as an opportunity to hide their illicit items. @CBP’s committed to detecting their contraband & putting the brakes on criminal organizations.”

Tags: CBP, Cocaine, Drug Seizures, El Paso

March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020
  • In the El Paso sector, CBP announces the death of a pregnant 19-year-old woman from Guatemala, Miriam Estefany Girón Luna, after she fell from the border barrier near Clint, Texas. CBP blames human smugglers from Mexico for “encouraging her” to climb the barrier. Tekandi Paniagua, a Guatemalan consular official based in Texas, instead indicates the shifting migration dynamics at the border due to the asylum roadblocks implemented by the U.S. government, as migrants cross the border using far more dangerous methods out of desperation.

Tags: El Paso, Human Rights, Migrant Deaths, Migration, Remain in Mexico