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Migrant camp in Juarez gets bigger; more migrants arrive ahead of lifting of Title 42

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- A month after the fire inside the National Institute of Migration, migrants continue to camp outside of the building and outside of Juarez City Hall.

More people have been arriving at the camp as migrants keep pressuring Mexican authorities for justice for the 40 migrants killed that day.

ABC-7 spoke with some migrants at the camp that mentioned they feel safer camping on the streets than being in a city shelter.

Juarez authorities have mentioned recently that they have insisted on inviting all the migrants on the streets to stay at the shelters, but they claim the migrants have declined that invitation.

The majority of the migrants are also waiting in this camp that is near the border because the lifting of Title 42 is expected next month.

Migrants formed a similar camp near the Rio Grande in late 2022. The city had to remove migrants from there because it was not safe for them to live there; now they have a new camp in a different location.

Juarez is set to open a new shelter soon in the Anapra area that will have the capacity to house around 300 migrants.

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