EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Many had predicted a surge of migrants as Title 42 ended last week. Still, DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says there has been an approximately 50 percent drop in the number of people at the southern border compared to before Title 42 expired.
However, we still see dozens camped at Sacred Heart Church. The vacant Basset Middle School is being used for shelter, while Morehead Middle School is prepared to be used if necessary. Officials say they don't want to see anyone on the streets, but that could take some time.
County judge Ricardo Samaniego says more than 900 migrants turned themselves in, and many migrants go to other hubs instead of staying in shelters.
Title 42 is gone but Title 8 is still in place which can carry a lengthier processing time and more severe consequences for those crossing unlawfully.