Article originally appeared on amgreatness.com.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Border Patrol announced that it had erected a gargantuan tent in El Paso, Texas that can fit up to 1,000 people, in an effort to somewhat control the surge of illegal aliens coming across the border.
As reported by the New York Post, the tent is the equivalent size of 23 football fields. The temporary shelter was built on the outskirts of El Paso, in the hopes that it would bring some of the surging population of illegals away from the community, where they have been directly responsible for a rise in crime and homelessness.
The 1,040-person tent is located near one of the Border Patrol’s permanent processing centers, which the Border Patrol hopes will enable them to process the illegals and keep them moving so the tent doesn’t overflow. Previously, many such illegals would be tightly forced into the El Paso Processing Center or transported to other processing centers …
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