Mexican authorities say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city across from Eagle Pass, will close this week.
Soldiers in camouflage and body armor formed a perimeter outside the facility, resting casually on riot shields, as migrants went about on the other side of the yellow chain-link fence.
As a helicopter buzzed overhead, some boarded buses to be transported elsewhere.
Authorities say the shelter in an abandoned factory has served its purpose, which was to provide attention to the migrants and process their migratory status.
It’s expected to close Wednesday.
The migrants have wanted to appear at the U.S. border to apply for asylum, but only about a dozen per day have been allowed to do so.