MIDLAND, TX – Midland Mayor Patrick Payton announced on Thursday that the HHS facility that is currently open in Midland will close its doors at the end of the month.
“It is with great excitement and relief that we can now inform you of the news that the migrant facility will be shutting down at the end of the month per the information we have received from HHS via Congressman Pfluger’s office," said Payton. "We have weathered this latest challenge with the same resolve we have dealt with every issue over the past year and a half."
In his statement, Payton thanked Congressman August Pfluger for his "relentless efforts" and all county and city authorities.
"This added burden as a result of failed immigration policies from Washington DC has stressed our city and county but, as always, the spirit and fight of Midlanders has once again shown brightly in the toughest of challenges,” said Payton.
Pfluger's office issued the following statement regarding the closure of the Cotton Logistics man camp that was converted into an intake center for migrant children.
“Finally, the Midland HHS facility for unaccompanied minors in Midland is slated to close next week. The Biden Administration has run the facility haphazardly since they first moved in during the dead of night. They have disregarded any semblance of transparency with local leaders and law enforcement officers, burdened our local hospital system with unpaid claims, and most importantly, kept our community in the dark. Though this facility may be closing in Midland, our district is still bearing the brunt of the Biden Border Crisis—with alarming increases in drug and human trafficking, dangerous high-speed chases, increased strain on local law enforcement, and damage to farmland and personal property. I will continue putting pressure on the President and Vice President to face reality and secure our border once and for all.”