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What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border

The roughly 1,600 migrants, who are mostly Honduran, are being housed in a former warehouse in Piedras Negras — and being guarded by Mexican law enforcement — while they wait to be let into the U.S. But processing is slow.

U.S. border patrol cars are seen through the fence of the bridge connecting Eagle Pass with Piedras Negras, Mexico, near the banks of the Rio Grande on February 7, 2019.
A U.S. border patrol agent stands at the limit of the U.S. and Mexico border in Eagle Pass. Concertina wire can be seen to the left of the officer. Feb. 8, 2019.
Mexican police and military line the exterior of the shelter currently holding an estimated 1700 migrants. According to the Ministry of Public Security of Coahuila, JosÈ Luis Pliego, the situation in Piedras Negras is under control, but the shelters are at capacity. ìWe have all six of the shelters in Piedras Negras at maximum capacity. This shelter is also at maximum capacity. This shelter was built specifically for the caravan.î  Feb. 9, 2019.
Moises Santos Canales, 17, of La Ceiba Antlantida, Honduras, has been detained at the migrant shelter in Piedras Negras for a week. He previously spent five months in Tapachula, near the Mexico and Guatemala border. When asked about the caravan, Canales stated, ìWe are not delinquents. When we go out to buy food, they escort us with police. We donít have anything. I just want to work in the U.S. and send money to my grandmother in Honduras.î Feb 9, 2019.
Texas State Troopers and U.S. border patrol vehicles park along the banks of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass. Feb 9, 2019.

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