New migrant shelter opens in Juarez


Juarez officials are opening up a gym to house migrants waiting to seek asylum in the U.S.

According to city officials, more than 100 migrants from Central America, Southern Mexico, and Aftrica were taken to the South-Central Juarez facility.

Authorities say the new shelter comes after Casa del Migrante reached capacity.

According to officials, nearly 1,500 migrants are currently being housed in Juarez, with more expected in the coming days.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.