REPORT: US Authorities Release More than 1,000 Migrants on Streets of Texas, New Mexico

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Federal authorities have released more than 1,000 members of the Central American ‘migrant caravan’ on the streets of Texas and New Mexico this week; complying with outdated immigration laws that prohibit the amount of time families can be detained by US officials.

“Ruben Garcia from Annunciation House in El Paso told CBS News that 522 migrants were released Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at sites in El Paso and Las Cruces, New Mexico. That raises the total number of people released this week to more than 1,000, after 186 people were released on Christmas Day and 400 were released in the two days before Christmas,” writes CBS News.

Day three of mass releases by ICE in #ElPaso. On this #Christmas day these three boys are enjoying some sweets. Their parents gave us permission to take their pictures. So far about 160 have been brought here. Waiting on another 40.

— Claudia Tristán (@ClaudiaKFOX_CBS) December 25, 2018

Another 500 migrants are likely to be released in the region Thursday.

“It should be organized and orderly as it was today,” Garcia added.

Read the full story at CBS News.