Migrants have been flown from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego for processing. Plans indicated at three flights per week with ~130 migrants or ~400 or so overall. There has also been some busing more locally to Laredo or to El Centro.
Stated reason is because of processing deadlines (20 days) and increased influx of children.
As far as numbers go, if there are 4,500 migrants apprehended per day then sending 400 per week on planes and some more per buses isn’t a huge proportion. So expect there is also some political motive to generate stories like this one to fan flames of concern
Trump’s border wall declaration is facing the first court hearings.
District Court Judge Haywood Gillam heard three hours of testimony including questioning the “emergency” aspects used to justify moving money not appropriate by Congress.
This first case is one filed by the Sierra Club. Later cases include one filed by the House of Representatives.
Some things I will watch include (1) whether the plaintiffs have standing and (2) how presidential authority gets defined. I expect this to go beyond district court either way but will also interesting to see how lower courts weigh in here and whether there is disagreement.