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Migrants sitting idle El Paso International Airport

EL PASO, Texas -- Migrants are sitting idle for long periods of time at El Paso International Airport, according to El Paso officials.

Director of the El Paso International Airport, Sam Rodriguez, said that there are several improvements underway in response to this issue.

According to a city FAQ on the migrant crisis, street releases for migrants are the last resort for Customs and Border Patrol. When necessary, the FAQ states, due to capacity issues, street releases are done near travel sites such as the El Paso Airport and Greyhound Bus Station.

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