Overcrowded migrants facility in Texas may toss to violence

Overcrowded asylum seeker migrants at US Border facility in Texas may lead to violence eruption, warns Department of Homeland Security watchdog.

The El Paso Del Norte Processing Center has the capacity of holding 125 migrants while currently it is housing 900 people.

Inspector general made a surprise visit last month to the facility and a related report was released on Friday. It is learned each cell has the capacity of holding a dozen people, but currently there are 76 migrants in it. The situation is pathetic and detainees are forced to stand on toilets to get room to breathe.

The report added, “Border Patrol management on site said there is an ongoing concern that rising tensions among detainees could turn violent.”

According to the US Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the Congress has been warned for months of such unprecedented surge of asylum-seeking migrants.

Thompson said, “The findings serve as further evidence that the Trump Administration is not just neglecting to address the crisis – they are, in fact exacerbating it.”

The El Paso Del Norte Processing Center has the capacity of holding 125 migrants while currently it is housing 900 people.

Trump administration has tried cutting off the migrants flow. Lately Trump tried differently by escalating series of tariffs on Mexican imports if migrants are not stopped completely by the Mexican government.

So far the efforts have not worked and migrants have surged to record number.

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