Thousands of migrants being dropped off at transit centers in San Diego County without transportation or housing

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The United States Border Patrol facilities along the US-Mexico border have become severely overwhelmed after an influx of migrants arrived attempting to enter the country illegally.

Under direction from the Biden Administration, U.S. Border Patrol Agents have began transporting migrants from the San Ysidro Port of Entry by bus, and dropping them off at various transit centers throughout San Diego County.

The migrants, who are in the country illegally, are being dropped off without any transportation or housing options.

Immigration Attorney Esther Valdes Clayton says detention facilities are overcapacity at 20,000, which is 5,000 over the limit. Valdes Clayton also pointed out that according to United States immigration laws, migrants do not qualify for asylum as economic migrants or victims of crime.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says, “asylum laws do not provide for relief solely for economic reasons or for general violence.”

Esther Valdes Clayton discussed the crisis in more detail on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego.

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