The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.
Florida governor says officers in Texas told him almost 70% of those they interdict are on their way to his state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with a group of Republican lawmakers and state law enforcement officers, were in Texas on Saturday to discuss security along the Mexican border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Congresswoman Kat Cammack and several Florida law enforcement leaders traveled to the southern border this week, describing the situation there as a humanitarian crisis.
On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized five shipments of fake Apple AirPods valued at over $1.3 million.
Seven people entered Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library that straddles the U.S.-Canada border.
Former President Trump's visit to the Texas border comes two weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott promised to finish the border wall in Texas using state funds and private donations. Critics call it a political stunt.
More than 200 migrants surrendered to agents near this same location Monday.
Governor DeSantis said the Florida personnel would remain on assignment in the other states for at least 16 days "across a variety of different functions."
Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned.
Governor Ron DeSantis says Florida is ready to answer the call, promising to send law enforcement from Florida to areas in need.
DeSantis said the directive was a response to requests from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
U.S. Border Patrol agents said they found a 5-year-old girl wandering alone near the U.S.-Mexico border wall near San Ysidro on Monday.
Biden’s Family Reunification Task Force identified 3,913 kids separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under Trump's “zero-tolerance” policy.
A video shows a migrant boy screaming "don't go" after being left alone at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mounted Border Patrol officers arrested nearly three dozen border crossers decked out in camo near the Arizona-New Mexico state line.
The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced that four families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration will be reunited this week in the U.S.
“Watching cartels dropping people off, pushing people across, smuggling narcotics...it's all very, very overwhelming." Congresswoman Kat Cammack said.
Governor DeSantis said he will send President Biden a letter asking him to continue policies set in place by the Trump administration.
Mayor Demings confirmed that they were contacted by FEMA about the potential use of the Orange County Convention Center as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children.