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In El Paso, migrants are sleeping on the streets after thousands crossed the border last weekend

A Nicaraguan fisherman planned to spend the night in a parking garage with other migrants, then a good Samaritan offered him a place to sleep. The city is struggling to handle a sudden influx of migrants that has overwhelmed local resources.

Two migrants, one from Venezuela and one from Nicaragua carry a bed that was donated to them by a local resident to a parking garage they are sleeping at for the night to stay warm, after being dropped off at a local bus station by CBP, Monday, December 12, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune
Victor Wilson of Nicaragua is seen inside a parking garage to stay warm after being dropped off at a local bus station by CBP, Monday, December 12, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

El Paso asks for federal assistance to help migrants

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David Aburto of Nicaragua uses boxes to stay warm and sleep inside for the night at a parking garage, after being dropped off at a local bus station by CBP, Monday, December 12, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune
Two migrant women huddle together to stay warm after being dropped off at a local bus station by CBP, Monday, December 12, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. The bus station employees were not allowing anyone inside unless you had a bus ticket. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

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