EAGLE PASS, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the opening of a new soft-sided facility in Eagle Pass, Texas. The facility’s primary purpose is to safely and expeditiously process individuals in U.S. Border Patrol custody.
CBP consistently evaluates operational requirements to determine if additional temporary facilities will be needed. The new facility, with a capacity of 1,000, replaces a smaller structure opened in Eagle Pass, in April 2021.
Since April 2020, CBP has seen a steady increase in border encounters from the Western Hemisphere. The Eagle Pass location was chosen because it is central to Border Patrol stations throughout the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector.
The facility is weatherproof, climate-controlled, and is expected to provide ample areas for eating, sleeping, and personal hygiene. The new facility’s design is similar to that of recently constructed soft-sided facilities. The 153,300-square-foot facility sits on 24 acres. The temporary facility will provide additional processing capacity for Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector.
For CBP photographs of the new U.S. Border Patrol soft-sided facility at Eagle Pass, see link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzXZjH