Roughly 400 immigrants were left stranded at El Paso’s Downtown Greyhound bus station Sunday night, according to local advocates.
Officials with Annunciation House, an immigrant shelter, told KTSM 9 News the men, women and children were dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement with no notice to city or county leaders.
The immigrants were loaded onto a handful of Sun Metro buses to keep warm as advocates scrambled to find a place for them to stay for the night.
Annunciation House workers were able to find temporary locations for hundreds of the immigrants while some still remained at the bus station looking for a ride to relatives.
Volunteers arrived with water and pizza to feed the hungry travelers, many of them asylum seekers, according to Annunciation House workers.
El Paso County Judge Ruben Vogt was at the station, seen coordinating with Annunciation House Director Ruben Garcia.
ICE officials were not immediately available for comment and it was unclear where the immigrants were being housed or detained prior to their drop-off.