Customs and Border Protection is planning to build a migrant processing center in El Paso, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar reportedly told The Washington Post.
According to the report, the facility would accommodate up to 800 people at a time and could be open by spring.
The report says the facility would help reduce the time families spend in small holding cells after being taken into federal custody.
According to The Washington Post, the General Services Administration posted a bid earlier this month looking for a $250,000 square foot facility on the western edge of El Paso.
KTSM has reached out to Escobar’s office for comment; stay with us for updates.