[Ed. – Radical leftists accuse CBP of creating a “fake crisis.” The truth is that the detention center capacity is capped by Congress, and the order to release migrants is from a judicial ruling made years ago, and universally endorsed by Democrats. Democrats — with the cooperation of some Republicans — have arranged the circumstances in which these releases are inevitable.]
Normally, the agency would transfer the migrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be “processed” and in many cases placed in detention facilities. But officials said Wednesday that a recent influx of Central American families has led to a severe shortage of space. …
In February, the Border Patrol caught 66,450 migrants, a 38 percent increase from January and one of the highest monthly totals of the last decade. More than half of those arrested were parents and children, and 40 percent of those were in the Rio Grande Valley.
The number of families arriving in the Rio Grande Valley sector since October has jumped nearly 210 percent over the same period in the last fiscal year, according to Customs and Border Protection reports.