According to city officials, Eagle Pass, Texas, the total number of law enforcement and military personnel is currently over 2100 people. It is every city in 13 cities
Eagle Pass, which is about 500 miles southeast of El Paso, has a population of 26,500.
The latest Central American migrant caravan in the US-Mexico border is likely to appear when President Short launches El Paso's campaign on Monday night.
However, Eagle Pass city officials say some members of the group are already starting to return when they realize that there may be months before their case is handled at the port of arrival.
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Immigrant rights defenders criticized US officials for reacting to enhanced security rather than increasing the number of asylum seekers who could be handled daily at the port of entry
. Approximately 16-20 cases can be handled daily, and the director of the Eagle Pass port of call said last week.
"This is very intimidating"
The sound of helicopters hanging over their heads was repeated on Eagle Pass streets this weekend. Some passers by CNN have said they are grateful. Others said it seemed too big.
"I've never seen anything like that before," said Juan Olvera, describing the growing number of government vehicles in Rio Grande.