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Razor wire installed at ports of entry in El Paso, Texas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is installing coils of razor wire at ports of entry in El Paso, Texas, across from Juarez, Mexico, where large groups of migrants wait to seek asylum.
The agency released photos of long coils of concertina wire installed on movable barriers. CBP and soldiers deployed to the border have installed the wire at or near various ports of entry along the southwest border.
CBP says it's responding to increasing numbers of migrants in Juarez that include some members of the caravan that originally went to Piedras Negras, Mexico, across from Eagle Pass, Texas.
Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said the city will sue if the government doesn't remove the razor wire within the city limits.
The K-rails and concertina wire being put up the points of entry are the same used in other areas on the border of Texas and California, the agency said. However, it's never been used in El Paso before.