Deputies on Standby to Help Officers with Caravan near Eagle Pass

3 years 6 months 4 days ago Tuesday, February 05 2019 Feb 5, 2019 February 05, 2019 5:58 PM February 05, 2019 in News - Local

EAGLE PASS – A caravan has arrived in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras across from Eagle Pass.

An improvised shelter has been set up at an unused maquiladora factory.

Coahuila State Governor Miguel Angel Riquelme says they arrived on Sunday using 49 buses.

Sheriff Tom Schmerber tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS he has deputies on standby preparing to help federal agents and officers at the port of entry.

Schmerber explains he went to the shelter where there were more than 1,800 people. 

He says many of them are from Honduras and some families have their destination planned with hopes to go to Minnesota or Arizona.

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