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Planes, buses move migrants from crowded border shelters

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Monday, May 13 2019 May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 1:06 PM May 13, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and MORGAN LEE
Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. authorities are using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while others have been bused as far north as Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico.

Several dozen migrants were bused to Denver overnight with the help of the New Mexico governor's office to help crowded shelters in El Paso and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, where one shelter reported running low on food.

It's likely the bus trips will continue. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has scheduled daily flights out of Texas' Rio Grande Valley at least through Tuesday for some migrants.

The flights aim to ensure adults don't slip through the cracks as agents scramble to process the increasing number of families crossing the border.

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