Border Patrol’s plan to alleviate the surge of Central American immigrants along the border of Mexico no longer involves flying children and families to San Diego, the USA Today reports.
The federal agency halted the experiment following a protest that blocked busloads of immigrants from reaching a processing facility in San Diego.
Border Patrol said the protest had nothing to do with the halt of plans and indicated the backlog of immigrants being held in Texas is decreasing.
The U.S. lacks sufficient family detention centers for immigrants, according to the USA Today.
It’s unclear how many flights to San Diego occurred before the transportation was stopped.