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Immigration Impacting Load at Hidalgo Co. Jail

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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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