Migrant influx coming to Uvalde

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

County and city leaders will meet tomorrow to consider an agreement with Southwest Area Regional Transit District to provide transportation from Uvalde to San Antonio for detained migrants, whom the city and county are referring to as migrant asylum applicants.

Migrants, originally detained for processing after crossing the southern border, are set to be released from the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol into Uvalde as early as Tuesday. Local officials said the count could be 10-25 people per day.

“They will consist mostly of families. The migrants are released on their own recognizance and are permitted to legally reside in the U.S., pending hearings on their asylum applications,” read a joint press release from Uvalde County Judge Mitchell and Mayor Don McLaughlin. However, the system is seriously backlogged and the wait time for processing those applications is several months.”

Uvalde County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the Uvalde County Courthouse while Uvalde City Council members will meet at noon in council chambers at city hall.

According to Mitchell, SWART plans to utilize a 19-passenger bus to take migrants to San Antonio.


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