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El Paso’s Nations Tobin Recreation Center will shelter newly-arrived migrants

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The Office of Emergency Management began setting up the Nations-Toben Recreation Center this weekend amid the recent migrant surge.

A Statement from City spokeswoman Laura Cruz-Acosta released Monday says the space is not being used yet.

"Out of an overabundance of caution, the OEM has set up an overflow facility at Nations Toben Recreation Center to ensure we did not see any street releases. We don’t anticipate using the facility and it remains unused at this time, " said Cruz"

A video taken inside shows dozens of cots being unboxed and set up on the floor. The entire space is not yet filled.

We know migrants are being seen in several areas throughout the city including in Northeast El Paso where the city has rented out motels to house some of the migrants.

According to the City, encounters at the border have averaged over 1,200 per day.

Border Patrol has not released updated migrant encounter numbers for the day.

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