“I think it’s really important to note that we have a broken immigration system.”
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser (D) said his city has reached its “breaking point” as it faces 2,000 migrants arriving every day:
“The city of El Paso only has so many resources and we have come to… a breaking point right now,” El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, said at a news conference Saturday.
Leeser’s comments come as El Paso has faced over 2,000 migrants per day crossing the border and seeking asylum in the city, putting a strain on resources and overflowing the available shelter space.
“So, this is something that we’ve been prepared for, but these numbers have really escalated a lot quicker than we ever anticipated,” he added.
The border patrol has had to put 6,500 in shelters in the past ten days.
El Paso has no more room. The city opened a new shelter, but it only holds 400 people.
Leeser also said the majority of migrants come from Venezuela.
We’ve seen many single adult men crossing the borders.
“I think it’s really important to note that we have a broken immigration system,” stressed Leeser. “It’s the same thing over and over again.”
Leeser chartered five buses to Chicago, Denver, and New York City.
The migrants chose their destination. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) told the Texas Division of Emergency Management to send more buses to El Paso and Eagle Pass.
I directed @TDEM to deploy more buses to Eagle Pass & El Paso amid the migrant surge.
Texas border towns should not have to shoulder the burden of Biden’s open border policies.
Texas will continue to send buses to sanctuary cities to provide relief to overrun border towns. pic.twitter.com/bsFEfCzCEY
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 22, 2023
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