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Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants after San Diego runs out of money

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San Diego is struggling to cope with the large influx of migrants being released by Border Patrol.

Previously, migrants were taken to a reception center funded by the county, but it recently closed due to lack of funding.

On Friday, hundreds of migrants from around the world were dropped off at a bus stop with no facilities.

Volunteer groups scrambled to provide food, transportation and legal advice.

The county says it stretched its $6 million in funding as far as possible but needs federal support.

“It’s not that funds ran out early, it’s that the funds were stretched as far as they could go,” SBCS spokesperson Margie Newman Tsay said.

“I could have done a lot more with $6 million,” Al Otro Lado executive director Erika Pinheiro said.

Critics argue more could have been done with the funds.

Border Patrol is calling on Congress to address the issue, as cities struggle under the increasing releases.

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