ICE released over 500 illegal aliens into El Paso Texas within a 3-day span.
Day three of mass releases by ICE in #ElPaso. On this #Christmas day these three boys are enjoying some sweets. Their parents gave us permission to take their pictures. So far about 160 have been brought here. Waiting on another 40. pic.twitter.com/fAU1Lwo74n
â€” Claudia TristÃ¡n (@ClaudiaKFOX_CBS) December 25, 2018
Many thanks to volunteers & donors who ensure that we take care of families being released by ICE in El Paso. 200 to be released today. Over 500 tomorrow. Please make a donation that will go to food and beds here: https://t.co/062olx7YIp pic.twitter.com/IPpFXCtiR8
â€” Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) December 25, 2018
ICE said in a statement earlier this week the mass releases were designed to ensure families weren’t held longer than it’s allowed to detain them, and blamed “decades of inaction by Congress” that resulted in the government being “severely constrained in its ability to detain and promptly remove families with no legal basis to remain in the U.S.”