CNN has obtained photos showing the dire conditions migrants are being held in at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station. The photos show adults and children sleeping outside on the ground—in some cases on rocks—as well as packed into tents and covered with Mylar blankets. The photos were supplied by a source who said they were disturbed when they witnessed the conditions at the station over the weekend.
Responding to the report, an official from the Department of Homeland Security said, “The border security and humanitarian crisis continues to worsen. Current facilities and funding are inadequate for migrant flows.”
In related news, CNN is reporting this morning that the Transportation Security Administration is planning on sending hundreds of officials to the southern border to address increased migrant arrivals.