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Border agents cleared out the only overflow facility in the Yuma Sector of the United States-Mexico border as they prepared for Sen. Lindsey Graham's visit on Monday, according to a report.
Sources told Townhall.com there was a great deal of "movement" to transfer detained immigrants to various Border Patrol locations, release them into the U.S., or deport them to Mexico.
Some agents claimed they were not given the reason why the overflow facility had to be cleared promptly, but one source told the news outlet that Graham's visit and the clearing of the facility could be linked.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said he was headed to Yuma, Arizona, "to meet with [U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials] to discuss border security and the flow of migrants into the United States," according to a Sunday Twitter post.
The clearing of immigrants could "make it look like there is no problem," a source within the Border Patrol said.
Just weeks ago, immigrants were sleeping on the ground as they waited to be fully processed, the source said.
"There is no way we could have moved people this quickly," the source added.
The Washington Examiner reached out to Customs and Border Protection for comment.
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Original Author: Luke Gentile
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