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Governor of Mexican State Coahuila: No More Migrants

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 February 2019 10:58 PM

The governor of one of the largest states in Mexico wants immigrants to stay away from his city, Fox News reports.

"In the case of the state government, we will not allow more migrants to travel to Coahuila," Gov. Miguel Riquelme told reporters Wednesday.

Riquelme's comments follow the arrival of nearly 2,000 migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. Riquelme, who said the migrants arrived late Monday aboard 49 buses from the cities of Saltillo and Arteaga, is helping the group get settled at an improvised shelter in an unused maquiladora factory in the city of Piedras Negras as they start the asylum process. Piedras Negras sits across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.

Coahuila Secretary of State José María Fraustro Siller warned Wednesday no more migrant caravans will be admitted in the state and called on the federal government to provide more support. Riquelme and Fraustro Siller said Coahuila did not have the infrastructure to handle the huge masses.

The Trump administration in December implemented a new policy that requires asylum seekers on the southern border to wait in Mexico until they can see a U.S. immigration official, a process that can take months just for an initial hearing.

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