San Diego, CA

Migrants Overwhelm Border Patrol in San Diego

Tom Handy
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This city in California is overwhelmed with the arrival of migrants. In response, Border Patrol agents have released migrants onto the streets of San Diego.

Just as Border Patrol agents were getting overwhelmed with migrants in Arizona this summer according to Fox News, the same has happened in San Diego.

Fox News reported on September 15, that Border Patrol agents were releasing hundreds of migrants onto the streets of San Diego.

According to ABC News, migrants were dropped off at Iris Avenue Transit Center on Thursday and Friday, and many of the migrants were confused by the new surroundings.

One migrant asked a Border Patrol agent if he was free to leave the area in a Fox News article.

The Border Patrol agent said:

"You’re free to go on and do wherever you want. You’re free.”

The migrant asked:

"It’s no problem if I go to Chicago?"

Then the agent responded back:

"You can do whatever you want."

Chicago is already overwhelmed with migrants as Texas Governor Greg Abbott began bussing them to the City last summer. Former Mayor Lori Lightfoot saw Chicago funds and housing was limited according to The Chicago Tribune.

Last week, US Customs and Border Protection released a statement that said according to KUSI News:

“Callous human smuggling organizations are moving migrants through the enforcement zone in the San Diego area.”

The Voice of San Deigo said over 700 migrants were released onto the streets in San Diego.

Nonprofit centers opened three shelters in the San Diego and Imperial Count area.

Last year in a press release, Mayor Todd Gloria said:

“Immigrants are an important part of our community, but often feel disconnected or unsupported by their city government. That’s why I’ve created the Office of Immigrant Affairs, which strives to welcome immigrants to San Diego and make sure that their voice is heard by City Hall.”
“This office will help us promote inclusivity, ease the transition for immigrants and help them feel supported as part of our community. I’m grateful to Rita Fernandez for stepping up to lead this work and am confident her expertise will be a benefit to all our city’s immigrants.”

Border Patrol in San Diego is overwhelmed by the migrant crisis.

Do you think the migrant situation will get worse in San Diego?

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