Immigration officials dropped off more than 100 migrants at the Camino De Vida Church in the Lower Valley and they’re asking the community for donations.
It took three buses for ICE to drop off migrants from Honduras and Brazil at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
A friend of the church told them the migrants had nowhere to go. Now, the church is seeking donations such as blankets, food and sleeping bags.
Centro Cristiano Caminos De Vida Church tells KTSM they’ve already been getting donations from the community, but housing migrants is something new to them.
“This is out of the blue. They just called us and we said we’ll do it. We have our church. It’s big enough to house. We were first told it’d be fifty then one hundred, but obviously it’s more than one hundred,” Monica Cabrera of the Caminos De Vida Church said.
The church also said they’re having volunteers lend their phones to migrants so they can get in contact with their families to make arrangements.
They tell KTSM they’ll house the refugees until they are all able to get out of El Paso to their sponsored locations.