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Texas shelters prepare for twin emergencies: arctic cold and an increase in migrants

Cities and nonprofits are using a variety of strategies to keep unhoused people warm. But some organizations warn they’re already at capacity as El Paso sends migrants across the state.

by Lucy Tompkins, The Texas Tribune and The New York Times, and Pooja Salhotra, The Texas Tribune
The Dallas skyline during the wintery weather on Feb. 3, 2022.
Migrants tried to sleep inside an El Paso parking garage after being dropped off at a local bus station by Customs and Border Protection agents on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.
Houston, Texas:  Director of ERAP Alfonso Lopez poses for a portrait December 21, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Mark Felix/The Texas Tribune
Houston, Texas: Omar Gonzales Vargas talks to a reporter December 21, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Mark Felix/The Texas Tribune

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