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Migrant shelters in Juarez run out of space for expelled families

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Shelters equipped to house migrants in Ciudad Juarez are hitting their limit on space as families continue to be expelled into Mexico.

“There’s growing instability in Juarez on account of a growing migrant population," Dylan Corbett, founder of the Hope Border Institute, explained.

Corbett and his team assist migrants and shelters in Mexico, and he has seen the growing concerns of limited space in the shelters.

Juarez has 15 shelters that can take in migrant families, but because of coronavirus protocols, space is severely limited. There are 1,000 migrants housed across the shelter network in Juarez, but 2,000 other migrants have had to find shelter elsewhere.

“For every migrant that’s in a shelter right now, there are two who are not," Corbett said.

Corbett said the shelters can accommodate the migrants for now, but the city sees 120 migrants expelled across the bridge daily. Sometimes that number has been as high as 200, Corbett said.

The situation is worse in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Border Patrol was so overwhelmed with the number of migrants there that they started flying hundreds of migrants to El Paso as of March 8.

In Reyonosa, Mexico, migrants are dropped off with nowhere to go. Many of them gather under a gazebo in the town plaza and live there. The situation is not as dire in Juarez, but Corbett says it could happen.

“Certainly it's something that could happen here, especially if the U.S. government continues to fly migrants from other parts of the border to expel them in Ciudad Juarez,” Corbett explained.

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  1. How about here? Is it Donna that has over 4000 people in space (with covid restrictions) for 250 or (without covid restrictions) 1000? No country can accept so many people just crossing the border. We’re still in a pandemic and the economy is in shambles, we do not have infrastructure or the money.

    1. music moron is a moron. 4000 people in america is a miniscule fraction. He is obviously a TRUMP MORON. When the infection number was 10,000 it was no issue. A miniscule fraction of the total population. 4000 is no issue. Attend to them. Protect them. Accept them. Pay for them. PERIOD.

  2. FUTURE AMERICAN WORKERS VERSUS THE MILITARY MALLINGERERS GETTING PAID FOR NOTHING TO STAY AT HOME. MUSICPERVERT IS ONE OF THEM. STAY AT HOME HOUSEHUSBAND. LOL. GETTING FED BY HIS WORKING WIFE. CLASSIC WHITE CRAP.

  3. WE HAVE A WHITE DEPENDENT PROBLEM IN AMERICA. KIDPR, MADMIKE, UVACOWBOY, JEFF ALLEN, NADODAVE THE MUTT, MUSICKUNCLETOM, UNCLE TOM BRED MFERS, ALL EATING OFF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. CHOMP CHOMP. THEM WHITE ANOMALIES LOVE TO BE FED AND NOT WORK. THE NEW WHITE WELFARE AMERICANTS.

  4. If there is’nt enough room the simple solution for Mexico is put those people on a bus send them to their country of origin to apply for legal citizenship. SIMPLE! leave it up to the government to make things much more complicated then it needs to be

  5. Hopefully we can get the kids on the way to their relatives and sponsors soon. We still need more judges and case workers to process the many asylum claims.

    1. They are not seeking asylum. The cartel buy them, sell them, use them to flood the border to overwhelm the system to their down advantage. Stop listening to CNNs propoganda and do some reaearch.

      1. Yes, Mark doesn’t understand criminal underbelly of the situation. These kids would never be sent on journeys like this alone for asylum. They are not destined for relatives and sponsors. This is trafficking. It always has been. It’s sad that our own people don’t see it and choose to enable it with their ignorance.

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