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As Piedras Negras facility prepares to close, fate of hundreds of migrants remains unclear

A makeshift immigrant shelter on the Texas-Mexico border will close this week after hundreds of Central Americans housed there believed they could ask for asylum in the U.S. Now it's unclear if they'll get that chance.

People wait behind a barricade inside of the migrant shelter in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico on Feb. 18, 2019.
The migrant shelter in Piedras Negras in Coahuila, Mexico on Feb. 18, 2019. There are currently an estimated 700 migrants remaining at the shelter, down from 1700 migrants on Feb 4., 2019. The shelter is slated to close later this week.
A young migrants reaches for food and coffee from a shelter employee in Piedras Negras. Feb. 18, 2019.
A small group of migrants walk down Libramiento Manuel Perez Treviño in Piedras Negras. The group was recently released from the migrant shelter. Feb. 18, 2019.
Migrants wait in line with their belongings inside of the shelter in Piedras Negras. Those with Mexican visas are allowed to leave the facility and relocate to various cities in Northern Mexico. Feb. 18, 2019.

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