Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson toured the new South Texas Family Residential Center, just outside Dilley, Texas. Detained immigrants that are currently being held in Artesia will begin arriving at the Dilley facility within the next two weeks. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. This pictured facility, which was a “man camp” for the oil industry, will be used for approximatly 45 day until the new facility is completed in the adjoining lot.

After reaching record highs at the end of last year, the number of families claiming asylum on the Southern border has showed a precipitous decline in February.

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