As of writing, local shelters have reached capacity, including the estimated 950 beds in San Diego, which are usually enough to accommodate recently arrived migrants who need a place to sleep for a couple of nights.
Because of this, immigration agents are now leaving people on the streets, at bus stops and in train stations, in turn angering local officials and worrying aid groups.
In one such scenario, an unmarked white bus pulled up to a park and dropped off at least 50 recently arrived migrants who had little to no idea where they were and no place to sleep that night.
Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, said they often see people being released to the streets. In some cases, these people own little more than the clothes on their backs.
Toczylowski's organization set up a makeshift aid center for migrants at the park, and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) has been dropping off people there. The first question many new arrivals ask aid workers is where in the country they are.
Border Patrol officials explained that agents coordinate releases with aid groups whenever possible and that they release migrants at transit locations when they have no other option left.
At the San Diego aid center, a small building on the edge of the park normally used for community events, signs in languages such as Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu read that migrants aren't allowed to stay overnight.
Migrants have also been released at a transit center in Oceanside, just north of San Diego. Volunteers in the city are helping them with hotel vouchers or rides to the airport.
Greg Anglea, chief executive of the local aid group Interfaith Community Services, asked for more help to fund these services at a recent San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Anglea said Oceanside can no longer wait and "allow the need for federal funding to obviate our requirement" due to the public health needs and the safety concerns of individuals in the community, especially the young men and women being dropped off in the city.
Meanwhile, Toczylowski's organization is finding beds in hotels and volunteers' homes for migrants with nowhere else to go. Others ride on shuttles to the airport for flights to destinations like Detroit and New York City (NYC).
Like San Diego, NYC is at a loss for what to do with the thousands of migrants streaming into the city every month. Aside from the migrant issue, NYC officials are also struggling with another problem: an existing homelessness problem.
After a decline during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the population of the shelter system in NYC has now reached a record high. According to city data, it now exceeds the previous record set in 2019.
Advocates and legislators think that an expanded system of city housing vouchers can help put more residents in permanent housing and reduce ad hoc solutions such as converting warehouses and office buildings to shelters.
More than 90,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since spring 2022. An estimated 61 percent of these migrants are still in traditional shelters or various relief centers.
Mayor Eric Adams said the migrant crisis has already cost the city $1.4 billion. New York City also expects to spend at least $2.9 billion on the matter this fiscal year. (Related: NYC migrant crisis: Central Park being considered as HOUSING for migrants.)
Based on the current migrant flows through Central America and Mexico, the number of asylum seekers trying to enter the country illegally is predicted to grow in the coming months.
Other communities overwhelmed by recently arrived migrants have also sent a request for federal help, including border cities like El Paso and Eagle Pass in Texas.
Read more news about the influx of illegals in the U.S. at OpenBorders.news.
Watch the video below to see Border Patrol release hundreds of illegal migrants at a city street in San Diego.
This video is from the GalacticStorm channel on Brighteon.com.