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Migrants in Juarez moved from makeshift camp to a new one provided by the city

Heriberto Perez, KVIA.

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Migrants who were still camping outside of Juarez's city hall were asked to move to a new facility created by the city on Monday afternoon.

The plan was to have these migrants move to a more secure location, with food and cleaner surroundings compared to the circumstances they were living in at the makeshift camp.

According to El Diario de Juarez, all migrants will have access to three meals a day, purified water, and closed spaces. The new facility was built with three big tents, one for single men, another one for families, and the third one as a dining room.

The city, along with Juarez police, started this operation around 4 p.m. on Monday. Some migrants didn't want to be moved from this camp, however.

ABC-7 saw migrants still around the streets of Downtown Juarez, refusing to go to this new camp, some of them say they don't trust authorities and the local government.

The former makeshift camp started at the end of March when 40 migrants lost their lives in a fire inside the National Institute of Migration, right in front of Juarez's city hall.

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