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Cold weather poses threat to border migrants camped out in tents

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- As temperatures keep dropping, a new concern is rising: how to keep Mexican migrants safe from the cold.

There are around 600 Mexican migrants camping on the Mexican side of the Paso del Norte port of entry. Across the three bridges, it's 3,000 people in total.

Tents and tarps are what separate them from the cold air as they wait to apply for asylum in the U.S.

For now, Juarez city officials are limited to trying to convince people to leave the streets and go to a shelter, but it hasn’t been easy.

As the winds grow colder each week, city officials continue to warn families that have children and elderly that it is not safe to stay on the streets in tents.

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Julio-Cesar Chavez

Julio-Cesar Chavez is an ABC-7 reporter.

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  1. They chose to sneak up here and try to illegally cross into our country. If they are looking for sympathy, look in the dictionary between sh*t and syphilis, because I have none for them.

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