Via Daily Mail
More than 400 children a day are flooding illegally in to the U.S. it has emerged – a situation which further deepens the shocking humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico.
And the tide of border crossings by unaccompanied children mostly from Central America is not expected to end anytime soon.
Local hotels were also packed out with the influx of government officials here to tackle the problem.
The much needed response came after pictures of unaccompanied children lying on the floor of the large barren facility raised concerns of a humanitarian crisis.
A wave of unaccompanied child immigrants have been initially arriving at a giant holding center in Texas at an alarming rate.
ut the center can no longer accommodate large numbers of children and mothers traveling with their kids, forcing the federal government to open more facilities and move many to Nogales for processing.
More than 160,000 immigrants have been apprehended in Texas’ Valley sector in the first eight months of this fiscal year, eclipsing the total for all of last year.
This figure includes more than 33,000 unaccompanied children.
It’s believed as many as 60,000 unaccompanied children will cross the Mexican border illegally this year in total.
But America has been left astounded by the shocking conditions these children have been kept in – conditions so dire that border control agents fear the spread of disease.
Thousands of children have been transported to Nogales, Arizona, and have reportedly become sickened by the food they have been given at the shelter.
As many as 1,100 children are currently at the holding center.