Skip to Content

Juarez mayor speaks about more Texas troops coming to the border

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Juarez mayor Cruz Pérez Cuéllar spoke about the current migrant situation in Juarez in a Monday news conference.

Mayor Pérez Cuéllar was asked his opinion after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced more members of the Texas National Guard will be assisting along the border. The mayor said the governor's announcement was done for political purposes.

The city of Juarez is planning to inform migrants gathered outside city hall about the new situation in Texas with more troops coming.

Mayor Pérez Cuéllar also said both the cities of Juarez and El Paso are trying to work together ahead of this surge. More migrants are now in El Paso compared to the ones staying in Juarez and new groups of migrants are arriving in both cities every day.

With the lifting of Title 42 scheduled for May 11, fewer migrants have been seen camping or staying in the streets in Juarez. Migrants have been constantly making their way to different accesses points along the border wall.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Heriberto Perez

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


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content