More than half of the current illegal border crosses are permitted to stay in the U.S.
Once they are released, they sometimes get assistance from nonprofit groups or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Such groups operate with help from volunteers, donations, organizational funds, and government funding.
Although the U.S. government is generally not testing the immigrants for Covid-19, the nonprofit groups do what they can to screen those who turn to them for assistance and agree to be screened. When they test positive, as many thousands of them have this year, it is hoped they agree to isolate at a local hotel that will take them, or at a facility set up to keep them and provide for them until they test negative.
Many of the immigrants travel by bus to meet other family members who already here in places like Ohio, Florida, and New York.
Some of them fly to locations via commercial planes. They can be spotted by the envelopes they carry containing information and a full page piece of paper in case they need assistance to express that they do not speak English, but need help.
The following images were taken this week at airports and on airplanes in Texas.