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.
The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security found “dangerous overcrowding.”READ MORE: Texas Teachers Are Making Surprise, In-Person Visits To Students Struggling With Online Learning
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.
The government built a temporary tent in El Paso and plans to open a bigger facility within 18 months.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines On How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others
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