Almost 300 undocumented immigrants from South Texas, dropped off in El Paso
POSTED: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:03pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:58am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Nearly 300 undocumented immigrants were transferred to El Paso over this weekend. Local non-profits are trying to gather enough resources to help them.
The Department Of Homeland Security transferred the immigrants to El Paso because facilities the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas couldn't handle the thousands. A spokesman for the El Paso Border Patrol says the group of undocumented immigrants will be processed at two centers here.
Leaders with the Border Network for Human Rights say they'll be working with The Annunciation House to provide help. "Because many of them they never been in El Paso. They don't have any support systems. And obviously they're going to face their immediate needs; I mean shelter, food medication, who knows?" Fernando Garcia, the Executive Director for Border Network for Human Rights.
The Annunciation House is holding a press conference Monday detailing who the immigrants are and their status.