Border Patrol Facilities Over Capacity

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Right now, border patrol facilities are bursting at the seam, an issue all too common in the Rio Grande valley. 

As of this morning The Department of Homeland Security says there are more than 12,000 migrants in custody at the U.S. Mexico border.

The agency can only hold and process around 9,000. 

Officials are seeing most overcrowding issues in El Paso, where they’re running into supply and demand issues. 

Capacity issues have also forced officials to release migrants from custody, even if they have upcoming court hearings.

A DHS official says that’s something that border patrol has not done since 1998.

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