Inside the Border Patrol station, 700 migrants stood in a concrete “sally port” — essentially a garage — outside of the station building because there wasn’t any more room inside. People were separated into two large groups by steel chain-link fencing.
Inside the station, in between the holding cells, diapers were stacked on tables against the wall. Baby formula and bottles sat next to water jugs. Mothers stood in line, holding their babies, waiting for baby wipes.
Morris said smugglers are telling Central American migrants that if they arrive with a child, they won’t be separated and will be allowed to stay in the U.S.