Immigration officials at the U.S. Mexico border have been forced to open a new temporary facility in Texas to accommodate a recent surge of illegal alien border crossers, a wave of nearly 1,500 people per day that once again threaten to overwhelm border patrol and create a housing crisis for thousands of alien families and children.
In October alone, Customs and Border Protection apprehended 46,197 illegal aliens crossing into the United States unlawfully via the Southwest U.S. border, including 13,124 members of family units and another 6,754 unaccompanied children. In fact, the number of family unit members apprehended in the first month of FY2017 is already 118 percent higher than those who were caught in October of last year.
Averaged out, border patrol caught about 1,490 illegal aliens per day in October.
Immigration officials said they’re currently housing about 41,000 illegal aliens in detention centers that typically accommodate between 31,000 and 34,000 people.