As the United States Federal Government continues their re-enforcement efforts in Maverick County, due to a caravan of over 1,800 people that arrived in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexican officials have decreased the number of migrants from 1,800 to approximately 852 in the past two weeks.
Information from officials in Piedras Negras states that since day one, a containment and dismantling strategy plan was put into place in order to assure the safety of the community and all parties involved.
The strategy has resulted in one part of the shelter and over 900 individuals who were traveling in the caravan have either been placed in other places where they wait for a work permit from Mexico, have been deported back to their country of origin due to non-qualification, voluntary deportation, or some have gone through some asylum process.
Piedras Negras Presidente Municpal Claudio Bres reported last week that he believes that the Shelter where these migrants have been housed and given assistance will be closed down within the next two weeks.
Authorities on both sides of the border have continuously emphasized that the main objective has been to guarantee everyone’s safety while providing humanitarian aid to the migrants.