Migrants held at emergency COVID-19 shelter are anxious to reunite with their families


Last week an emergency shelter was set up for migrants that have tested positive for COVID-19, now their families are anxiously awaiting for them to go back with them.

Several families from across the U.S. have arrived at Anzalduas Park in hopes of reuniting with their loved ones but say nobody can give an apparent reason as to why the migrants can’t be picked up at the shelter.

The migrants, who U.S. Customs and Border Protection have already processed, are legally free to move around the country.

While McAllen officials said migrants are not forced to stay at the shelter, even if they test positive for COVID-19, the migrants cannot be picked up at Anzalduas Park but rather at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.


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