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Immigration Impacting Load at Hidalgo Co. Jail

1 year 6 months 4 weeks ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 5:11 PM July 20, 2018 in News

EDINBURG – Immigration is impacting the Hidalgo County jail, according to county officials.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra says with the growth of the county, naturally, crime rates rose.

He says the increase is pushing the local facility beyond capacity. Now, they’re scrambling to find a place to house them.

Typically, overflow is rerouted, but people in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are also saturating surrounding county jails.

KRGV’s Carolina Cruz has more on the county’s temporary and long-term plans to fix the issue.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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