“Agencies buying hotel rooms for surge of Mexican illegal immigrants, others released”
“A sudden influx of illegal immigrants…requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for…and release others…
…Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of…families to relieve overcrowding inside the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Calif., processing centers.
The surge has raised suspicions about what is driving the influx…illegal immigrants have learned they can…get asylum by using a few key words…claiming they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels.
“This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” said former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez. “It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”
…one day last week, 200 border-crossers came through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry claiming asylum while and as many as 550 overflowed inside the processing center there and in nearby San Ysidro.”