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CBP reportedly releasing detained noncitizens en masse, citing space constraints

  1. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 20, 2019
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: CBP

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