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Migrants in Juarez decided to stay in Mexico now that Title 8 is in effect

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- More migrants are being sent back to Mexico after Title 42 expired last Thursday. But still, fewer migrants have been seen in the streets of downtown Juarez, where they have been seen staying in the past.

ABC-7 spoke with some migrants that were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. recently. They say they want to stay in Mexico and keep looking for a better life.

Now that their chances to cross into the U.S. are more complicated, they want to settle down in Mexico, apply for permits to stay in the country, and look for jobs.

Some migrants also say they feel welcomed in Mexico, they appreciate the support and how Juarenses have treated them while they waited to cross.

Recently, the city of Juarez said the city's shelter is at half capacity and they will keep inviting migrants staying in the streets to ask for asylum there.

More migrants are expected to keep arriving to the border, according to migrants already staying in Juarez.

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


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