An unused factory where roughly 1,800 Central American immigrants are being held in northern Mexico across from Texas is surrounded by heavily armed Mexican police and soldiers.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the factory’s rooms have been turned into sleeping areas divided by age and gender, with blue foam mattresses for many people.

The caravan of mostly Honduran migrants is being held in Piedras Negras, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, Texas. It’s the first caravan in recent months to have arrived at the Texas border.

U.S. officials have bolstered security on the international bridges. Law enforcement vehicles have lined the riverbank.

Members of the caravan may have to wait weeks or months to request asylum. According to Mexican officials , customs officials in Eagle Pass process 12 to 15 applications a day.

A Central American immigrant gets a haircut at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A Central American immigrant gets a haircut at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Six-year-old Daniela Fernanda Portillo Burgos sits on the shoulders of her mother, Iris Jamilet, 39, as they look out through the fence of a immigrant shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Six-year-old Daniela Fernanda Portillo Burgos sits on the shoulders of her mother, Iris Jamilet, 39, as they look out through the fence of a immigrant shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants line up to register with Mexican Immigration officials at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants line up to register with Mexican Immigration officials at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A Central American immigrant family stands in line for food at a sheltered in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A Central American immigrant family stands in line for food at a sheltered in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrant families look out through the fence of a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrant families look out through the fence of a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants line up for breakfast at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants line up for breakfast at a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
One-year-old Julivet Fernando sleeps on a mattress at a sheltered in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
One-year-old Julivet Fernando sleeps on a mattress at a sheltered in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Members of a Central American family leave a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Members of a Central American family leave a shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Mexican Federal Police in riot gear guard outside of a migrant shelter for Central American immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Mexican Federal Police in riot gear guard outside of a migrant shelter for Central American immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A woman arrives with donations at a shelter housing Central American immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
A woman arrives with donations at a shelter housing Central American immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants hang around by the fence line of a shelter guarded by Mexican Federal police in riot gear in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Central American immigrants hang around by the fence line of a shelter guarded by Mexican Federal police in riot gear in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
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