ICE reports that it will provide approximately 1,200 hotel beds in Texas and Arizona
new York- Authorities say immigrant families detained on the southern border of the United States will be housed in hotels in the Phoenix area, a measure designed to help manage the increase in the number of people entering the area.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema was informed on Friday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will occupy “several hotels along the southwest border, including Chandler and Phoenix.” Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix, 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of the border.
ICE declined to disclose the hotel and its location, only saying that through a $86.9 million contract with Endeavors Inc. announced last month, it will have approximately 1,200 hotel beds in Texas and Arizona. Immigrant families will usually be detained for less than 72 hours for processing.
According to the contract, Endeavour, a company that provides nursing, disaster and immigration-related services to veterans, has already provided beds in Chandler and hotels in El Paso and Cotula southwest of San Antonio, Texas. The earliest families of these hotels will arrive on Friday.
Sinema’s office said that the Democratic senator had spoken to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Majorcas, who would make him “responsible for protecting Arizona’s communities and ensuring that all immigrants are treated fairly and humanely. “
The Border Patrol found 52,904 families on the border with Mexico last month, compared with 19,286 in February and 3,455 in March 2020. Authorities predict that in the 12 months ending March 30, the number of household arrivals will hit a record high. Hard work.
Federal powers passed during the pandemic ordered the denial of opportunities for people to seek asylum, and only one-third of the families discovered last month were quickly evacuated from the United States. During the resolution of the case, the immigration authorities released families with children 6 years and younger.
Mexico has always refused to welcome the return of Central American families with children, especially in Tamaulipas, which borders the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, which has the largest number of illegal border crossings. The United States took some families to other border cities (San Diego and El Paso) and deported them from there to Mexico.
To save time, the Border Patrol released immigrant families-according to U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, as of Tuesday, there were 9,600 immigrant families without giving them notice of appearance. However, they are required to report to the ICE office within 60 days.
The US government has been seeking more space to detain immigrants who arrive as a family and minors who arrive alone. Last month, the Border Patrol picked up nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children, the highest record ever.
The Ministry of Health and Human Services places unaccompanied minors and “patrons” (usually parents and close relatives) in conference centers, military bases and other large facilities. Los Angeles County officials said Friday that its open-air market will be temporarily used to accommodate approximately 2,500 underage children.
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, is a frequent critic of Biden, demanding that the government close the detention facility for minors placed in the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on the grounds that they did not get enough The food is not supervised. Teenager, boy in the shower.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that the government “takes very seriously the safety and well-being of the children we take care of” and the authorities should investigate Abbott’s claims, but at present, “we have not shut down according to your request”. facility.