The American Border Patrol will release some families caught entering the country illegal as detention centers are filled up.
Many of such families have been sentenced to relevant courts which tackle such cases.
A CBP official cited the recent increases in border arrests as the reason for the temporary policy change, saying it was done “to mitigate risks to both officer safety and vulnerable populations under these circumstances.”
“CBP is committed to effectively utilizing our resources to support border security operations and ongoing humanitarian efforts,” the official said in a statement.
Officials predict that the size of illegal immigrants streaming into the country is expected to triple this year more than others in review.