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El Paso scrambles to move migrants off the streets and gives them free bus rides as shelters reach capacity

One Venezuelan couple slept on a sidewalk after a perilous trip through seven countries with their baby. After two days in El Paso, they boarded a city-funded charter bus to New York City.

Albeleis Arteaga plays with his son Albedaniel as his wife, Daniela Arias returns with clothing and a backpack to store the family’s belongings.
Groups of migrants dropped off in downtown El Paso spend time at an encampment near a Greyhound bus station while establishing a plan to continue in their journey on September 13, 2022.
A group of migrants help distribute food and drinks to fellow migrants along the street.
Dozens of migrants, many of them from Venezuela, receive instructions from a city employee at an El Paso welcome center as they wait to board a charter bus to New York on Sept. 16, 2022.
Dozens of migrants, many of them from Venezuela, wait to board a charter bus to New York after being processed and released by Border Patrol officials at the El Paso welcome center on Sept. 16, 2022.

Bodies on the jungle trail

Albeleis Arteaga plays with his son Albedaniel

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