Mexico migrant camp tents set ablaze across Texas border

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Some officials suggested migrants were to blame for setting the makeshift tents ablaze at the camp in northern Mexico

(FOX) Around two dozen makeshift tents at a camp holding migrants from Mexico and Central America across the Texas border were set ablaze this week.

The sprawling camp in Matamoros – near Brownsville, Texas – currently holds around 2,000 people, most of whom are from Venezuela, Haiti, and Mexico.

Matamoros, Mexico makeshift tents
Makeshift tents and debris are seen at a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico, Friday, April 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Valerie Gonzalez)

More than two dozen rudimentary shelters made of plastic, tarps, branches, and other materials were torched in a sparsely populated part of the camp.

There were no reports of deaths or significant injuries, but many who lived there also lost clothing, documents and whatever other modest belongings may have been left inside.

It was not clear who is responsible for setting the tents on fire. Cartel-backed gangs, known for preying on migrants and demanding money for passage through their territory, are often blamed in such border attacks.

Multiple officials suggested the fires could have been set by a group of migrants frustrated over their long wait…

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