Border Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Management of a Temporary Facility in Texas Raised Concerns About Resources Used [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Document: "Beginning in fall 2018, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals apprehended at or between U.S. ports of entry along the southwest border. Apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol (Border Patrol) increased from nearly 400,000 individuals in fiscal year 2018 to over 850,000 in fiscal year 2019, an increase of 115 percent, according to CBP data. The increase in individuals apprehended resulted in overcrowded and difficult humanitarian conditions in CBP short-term processing and holding facilities. To help address this issue, in May 2019, CBP determined it needed a temporary soft-sided facility for processing and holding single adults in the El Paso Border Patrol sector, based on the significant increase in apprehensions in that sector."
U.S. Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/