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Chihuahua state authorities speak out as more migrants arrive in Juarez Monday

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Hundreds of migrants arrived in El Paso's sister city on Monday night on a train.

They arrived to Downtown Juarez around the same area where more undocumented migrants in Mexico rioted against local law enforcement last Wednesday.

Mexican Institute of Migration and Juarez Municipal Police arrived to do "status checks" on them.

According to witnesses in the area, a large group of migrants that arrived moved from that area due to the large presence of Mexican authorities.

They thought authorities were there to apprehend them and send them back to other parts of Mexico. The train where they arrived was a commercial train, not a passenger one.

Some of the migrant families were sent to local city shelters, others stayed on the streets of downtown Juarez.

On Tuesday, the representative of the Chihuahua State Governor in Juarez, Maru Campos, commented on what Juarez Mayor Cruz Pérez Cuéllar said Monday.

The state representative said the city and other government levels should not lose patience. It is something they should not lose, they have to change the way they act if migrants are not behaving.

Some of the recently arrived migrants went to the National Migration Institute Headquarters to issue their permits to stay in Mexico.

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


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