The mayor offered to make available the necessary spaces in shelters so as to accommodate the foreigners located on the Mexican side and who were warned by the U.S. uniformed officers of the consequences if they tried to enter the neighboring territory.
The militarization of that stretch of El Paso began yesterday, a day after the Supreme Court announced that Title 42, a health rule imposed by former President Donald Trump that allows the expulsion of most migrants, will remain in place for the time being.
In mid-November a federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. government to put an end to that title with which the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, disagreed.The ruling was to be lifted yesterday, Tuesday, but finally 19 prosecutors asked for a stand by and now a new judicial decision must be awaited.
Oscar Leeser, Democratic mayor of the border city of El Paso, Texas, had previously declared a state of emergency due to the massive arrival of migrants crossing the border with Mexico.
Since Trump put the said rule into effect in 2020, the regulation has allowed a faster removal of more than 2.7 million people, according to data from the International Rescue Committee.