Central American migrants overwhelm Border Patrol station in Texas

By Nick Miroff, Joshua Partlow, June 12, 2014

MCALLEN, Tex. — Behind the beige brick facade and the barbed wire of the Border Patrol station here, crowds of Central American women and children are sleeping on concrete floors in 90-degree heat.

The sick are separated by flimsy strips of yellow police tape from the crying babies and expectant mothers. They subsist on bologna sandwiches and tacos, with portable toilets and no showers, and their wait can last for days.

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