Border Facilities Reach Overcapacity In Most Areas, Chief Says

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities in most regions along the southern border are over capacity even as the number of those in custody has declined, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said Wednesday.
  • As of Wednesday, there were 26,354 people in CBP custody, which Ortiz said was, “several thousand less” compared to earlier in the morning.
  • Five of the nine Border Patrol sectors in the southwest were over 125% capacity.