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El Paso social services respond to Cuban migrant surge

A newly arrived Cuban migrant fills out paperwork in El Paso.
A newly arrived Cuban migrant fills out paperwork in El Paso. Borderzine.com

Cuban refugees continue to seek asylum in the U.S., traveling from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, with many staying in the Texas border city longer than expected, straining local organizations that traditionally provide services such as food, shelter and legal advice to immigrants.

Elizabeth O’Hara, communications director of Catholic Diocese of El Paso, said about 300 Cuban migrants have been arriving each day since May 9 for a total of about 3,000 in the last few weeks.

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