The real drama at the border is not in El Paso
The total number of law enforcement and military officers in Eagle Pass, Texas, is now more than 2,100, according to city authorities. This is one in 13 residents in the city.
The Eagle Pass, located about 500 miles southeast of El Paso, has a population of 26,500. Officials began to increase security as a group of about 1,800 immigrants arrived a week ago. across the border of Piedras Negras, Mexico. They are staying in an old warehouse that has been turned into an improvised shelter.
Perhaps the last Central American Migration Caribbean on the American-Mexican border will appear when President Trump takes the El Paso scene to a campaign. rally on Monday night. But the city authorities in Eagle Pass say some of the group are already coming back now that they realize that it may take months before they are processed at the port of entry.
At least 1
00 migrants chose to return to their native country by the end of the week, said Mayor Eugene Pas Ramsi English Cantu. And the mayor said he expected this figure to increase.
Immigrant lawyers criticized US officials for reacting with increased security instead of increasing the number of asylum seekers that can be processed daily at the port of entry.
About 16-20 cases can be handled daily, the director of the port enters Eagle Pass last week.
"This is very frightening"
The sound of helicopters floating over the heads echoed across the streets of Eagle Pass over the weekend. Some passersby told CNN they were grateful. Others said this seemed excessive.
"I've never seen anything like this before," says Juan Olvera, describing the growing number of state vehicles parked along Rio Grande.
In Nogales, Arizona, city authorities condemned the federal power that was recently wrapped around the fence of the border, calling it dangerous and unnecessary
Meanwhile, the governor of New Mexico pulled out of his border from his country's national guards
"I will not participate, nor do I think it is appropriate to use the National Guard to try to militarize the border where we have work with asylum seekers whose … constitutional rights continue to be violated, "Governor Michel Luyan Grisham said last week.
Meanwhile, in Eagle Pass, the rise in security forces shows no signs of slowing down. Security has also increased on the Mexican side of the border. More than 1,000 federal police officers and soldiers guard the shelter where migrants reside, FOROtv reports on CNN.