Migrants increasingly taking over American homeless shelters

 December 23, 2022

Migrants crossing the nation's southern border are increasingly taking over America's homeless shelters, according to a new report.

The Wall Street Journal said that the recent migrant numbers in El Paso, Texas, are so high that migrants are unable to get a seat on a bus or plane to leave the city.

The situation

"John Martin, deputy director at El Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless … said the Opportunity Center’s five shelters traditionally focus on the city’s local homeless population but since August have routinely housed migrants released in the city. On Wednesday, the group’s Welcome Center housed about 129 people, nearly all of whom were migrants," the report noted.

“'Our ideal capacity is 85,' Mr. Martin said of the Welcome Center. The nearby men’s shelter housed nearly 200 men Wednesday, about 60% of whom are migrants, in a space meant to comfortably house 100 to 120 people, he said," the report added.

The crisis

"The streets by the city's Grey Hound bus station is starting to look more and more like Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood as hundreds of processed and released migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border continue to be dropped off by Border Patrol with nowhere to go," Townhall reported.

"The city has declared a state of emergency as local shelters and resources are being stretched thin due to the historic influx of crossings into the El Paso Sector. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people once again prepared to spend the night outside as temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30's," it added regarding El Paso.

Even the El Paso airport has become a holding place for migrants during the recent crisis.

"The El Paso Airport has turned a portion of the facility into a holding center for illegal immigrants. Migrants are sleeping on the floor and throughout the airport. The city declared a state of emergency ahead of Title 42 expiring this week," Rebel News reported.

Title 42 was temporarily held in place last week by the Supreme Court, but may not be able to help stop the flood of migrants crossing into El Paso and other border cities.

The sad reality is that many of these migrants will soon spread to other parts or the country and cause further strain and safety issues nationwide.

The new Biden migration movement is a disaster and those paying attention see the need to secure the border immediately.

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