CBP Suspends Operations at the Detention Facility in Donna

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, February 14 2017 Feb 14, 2017 February 14, 2017 5:15 PM February 14, 2017 in News

DONNA – Customs and Border Protection opened a temporary holding facility in Donna two months ago. They announced it is no longer needed.

The facility first opened in December.

Its purpose was to help deal with a spike in people requesting asylum at Valley ports of entry and people crossing the river illegally.

CBP suspended operations at the temporary facility Friday due to, "A continual decline in the total number of apprehended and inadmissible alien migrants in custody at the facility, along with manageable processing of migrants at previously impacted CBP Ports of Entry and Stations."

The facility will remain in place for the time being in case it is needed again.

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