El Paso Mayor Sounds Alarm as City Reaches Breaking Point Amid Border Crisis

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Democrat mayor of El Paso, Texas, Oscar Leeser has raised concerns about his city’s capacity to handle a surge in migrants crossing the U.S. border, stating that they’ve reached a “breaking point.” With over 2,000 migrants arriving daily, resources and shelter space are strained. The surge includes mostly Venezuelan asylum seekers who are taking dangerous routes to reach the U.S. border. El Paso’s shelter capacity can only host 400 people, and it also serves the city’s homeless population. The Free Beacon also reported that about two-thirds of those crossing into El Paso currently are single men. About 32 percent are families and 2 percent are unaccompanied children. Other Democrat mayors in Texas, such as Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas, have also voiced concerns about the border crisis affecting their cities.