There was NO advance announcement of this by immigration officials….
The city of El Paso, Texas now has this to handle….
Hundreds more migrants are expected to be released in El Paso, Texas, on Christmas Day and Wednesday as the community works to accommodate hundreds already released at a bus station over the last two days, officials said.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers dropped off more than 200 undocumented immigrants Sunday night outside a Greyhound bus terminal in El Paso without an apparent plan for housing them, police said.
Dozens more were dropped off at the station Monday, according to US Rep.-elect Veronica Escobar, D-Texas.
“I believe it was around 60 (on Monday), so thankfully it was a more manageable number than the 200 the day before,” Escobar told CNN.
The man Escobar is replacing in Congress, US Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, said Monday that ICE had told him to expect another 200 people that day and another 200 on Tuesday. He said a similar number could be released Wednesday in El Paso.
“(ICE) admitted they had dropped the ball (Sunday) in not notifying the community they were going to release 214 people at the Greyhound station, and then told us we would be expecting 200 people today, which we are seeing, that we’ll expect 200 people (Tuesday), so they are at least giving the community the opportunity to begin getting shelters, hotel rooms, food, medical supplies ready for those who are coming to our community,” O’Rourke said in a video posted to his Facebook page.
“It’s very possible we’ll see another 200 released the day after Christmas, pushing the existing available shelter capacity beyond its limits….