With Title 42 ending Wednesday, El Paso officials expect the number of migrants crossing the border could double. Declaring a state of emergency should open more options to provide migrants shelter from below-freezing temperatures.
Photo: Hundreds of migrants wait in line along the banks of the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the U.S. on Dec. 12. On Saturday, days before Title 42 was expected to be lifted, El Paso’s mayor declared a state of emergency, citing an increase in migrants and cold weather. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune