Zero-Tolerance Policy Causing Confusion amongst Families Seeking Asylum

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MCALLEN – A respite center in McAllen continues to stay full with families seeking asylum.

On average, about 60 to 80 people in the country illegally arrive at the Humanitarian Respite Center every day.

Though many families crossing the border illegally face being separated with the new zero-tolerance policy, the director of Catholic Charities says the center isn’t getting separated families.

Border Patrol agents are releasing some families with the promise that they will later show up in court.

KRGV’s Trason Bragg visited the center and spoke with two fathers who continue their journey with their children.

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