CBP Deny Claims of Overcrowded Immigration Processing Center

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MCALLEN – Customs and Border Protection is denying claims their processing center in McAllen is reaching maximum capacity.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported the central processing center reached near maximum capacity during November.

The spokesperson for the local Border Patrol union told CHANNEL 5 NEWS his agents were reporting the center reached capacity several of times during November.

CBP manages the facility and denies those union claims in this statement:

Over the last several months, the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) has seen a steady increase in apprehensions.

Although we utilize a central processing center (CPC) for most apprehensions, we have not had the facility reach capacity.

At times, stations are utilized in conjunction with the CPC to make processing more efficient when managing a rise in apprehensions.

We’ve requested to see the official numbers at the facility from CBP and are waiting to hear back.

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