February 6, 2023
The mayor of El Paso has declared a state of emergency due to the influx of migrants at the Mexican border.

The mayor of El Paso has declared a state of emergency due to the influx of migrants at the Mexican border.

Oscar Leeser said the city lacks the resources to keep everyone safe during periods of low temperatures.

Joe Reidle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFPA growth in the number of migrants crossing the border is expected from Wednesday, the 21st

This Saturday, the 17th, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leiser announced state of emergency After a wave of migrants crossed the Mexican border and reached the city. Located in the state of Texas, the metropolis is one of the main entry points America🇧🇷 According to Leeser, the report comes as migrants are sleeping on the streets in unsafe conditions, in freezing temperatures. This week, El Paso’s weather forecast is for lows of 0°C to -6°C. Maximum temperature ranges from 7°C to 16°C. Also, on Wednesday the 21st, the immigration policy established by former President Donald Trump will be suspended. The expectation of the central government is that the arrival of new immigrants will increase through this. According to the mayor, the state of emergency declaration will give the city the resources it needs to shelter those crossing the border. During a press conference, Leeser expressed his desire to treat everyone with dignity and ensure their safety. US government data indicates an average of more than 2,400 migrants attempt to cross per day.