Brownsville City Manager Says 5,900 Immigrants to be Released

4 years 8 months 3 days ago Friday, March 29 2019 Mar 29, 2019 March 29, 2019 9:20 PM March 29, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville City Manager says the Rio Grande Valley may receive an influx of about 5,900 immigrants.

City Manager Noel Bernal says, “We have information that the Valley as a whole may receive an influx of about 5,900. What we want to make sure is that we have the staging area has the capacity to support that so we can continue to focus on the transit side."

There is no official city-by-city breakdown for the releases according to Bernal.

Border Patrol is not confirming the number of planned releases.

The Valley remains the busiest area for illegal border crossings along the Southern border, with agents averaging 1,000 apprehensions per day.

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