Left in the cold: Migrants forced to stay in car park

Immigration and Customs Enforcement released migrants from detention facilities, dropped them in downtown El Paso.

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    Around 200 people seeking asylum in the United States spent some of Christmas in a parking lot in Texas, after being sent there by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in El Paso city.

    Earlier this week Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials unexpectedly released hundreds of migrants from detention facilities, but instead of taking them to shelters, they were dropped off in downtown El Paso without any notice and nowhere for them to go.

    The group included women and children - with hundreds of others sent to locations including bus shelters.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from El Paso.


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