EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An inspection at an El Paso Border Patrol station where detained migrants are held found in May, there were 900 people crammed into the 125-person facility at one point.
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Most of the detainees were held past the maximum allowed 72-hour period.
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An unprecedented number of families with children have arrived at the border this year.
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