Slowing the spread of COVID-19 requires that everyone be included in prevention and protection strategies, especially the most vulnerable, including migrants and refugees. This pandemic is a public health crisis that brings home how interconnected we are. It is our collective responsibility to act rapidly and in solidarity.
Coronavirus in the Borderlands Statement
Over the past few years, the resilience of El Paso has been tested over and over. And we haven’t been found lacking. Coronavirus will affect us all in some way, but it will weigh especially hard on the poor and the vulnerable. It will test families and all those who live on the margins.
Juárez Migrant Shelters in Times of Coronavirus (video)
There are 18 officially recognized migrant shelters in Juarez and approximately 22,000 people (mainly families and small children) awaiting their US asylum claims through Remain in Mexico.