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CBP reportedly releasing detained noncitizens en masse, citing space constraints

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 20, 2019

    Local officials report they have been notified that CBP has begun to release hundreds of detained noncitizens into Texas with NTAs, citing lack of space for continued detention. On March 29, CBP reportedly notified local authorities “that approximately 5,600 [more] migrants would be released in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen over the next few days.” [ID #384]

    Press Report: CBP expected to release an estimated 5,600 migrants over next few days across RGV
  2. Effective Date

    March 20, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: CBP

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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