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Mexican officials hold meetings ahead of lifting of Title 42 on May 11

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Local Juarez and Chihuahua state officials have had several meetings this week ahead of the lifting of Title 42.

Juarez Mayor Cruz Pérez Cuéllar mentioned the state and the city know about a new influx of migrants coming to the border in the next few days.

On Monday, a group of over 3,500 migrants was heading from Mexico's southern border towards Mexico City. Their plan was to protest the 40 lives that were lost in late March.

Mexican officials on the border were not sure if this group of migrants was heading to Juarez or to another border city in Mexico.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Pérez Cuéllar announced the plan to open a new shelter in Juarez that will cost around $24 million Mexican pesos.

This shelter will have the capacity to host around 300 migrants. It will help alleviate the influx of migrants living in the streets of Juarez.

Along with this new shelter set to be in the Anapra area, the current city's shelter 'Kiki Romero' and the federal government one 'Leona Vicario' will still accept migrants while they wait for Title 42 to be lifted.

No specific location was mentioned for this new shelter.

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Heriberto Perez Lara reports for ABC-7 on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.


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