The crossings came ahead of the expected conclusion of Title 42 migrant removals this month, as well as a visit to that same El Paso area this week from Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, according to KRQE’s Border Report.
According to El Paso Matters, state police in Chihuahua, Mexico, led hundreds of migrants from Jiménez to Juárez early on Sunday before the massive crossing. The migrants are said to have arrived in the United States via Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Peru.
According to the news site, the Border Patrol Central Processing Facility in El Paso is presently overcrowded, with more than 5,100 people detained on Monday. The facility can house roughly 3,500 migrants.
The City of El Paso’s live monitor shows 5,105 migrants presently detained. According to the report, 892 migrants were released into the El Paso community, with another 286 released out on to the city’s streets.