The first planes carrying migrant families, largely from Central America, landed in El Paso on Monday, Garcia said, and the number of flights are expected to increase in frequency in the coming weeks. U.S. Border Patrol receives the families at its Central Processing Center in Northeast El Paso, which was completed in early 2020 to… Continue reading El Paso’s Annunciation House prepares to receive migrant families
Across the country, lawyers and advocates are working with U.S. government officials to reunite parents and children who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Over half of the children under the age of five were reunited this past week. Thousands more face a court-ordered deadline for reunification by the end of this month. Taylor Levy… Continue reading Reunifying Parents And Children — How It Works On The Ground
By Robert MooreJune 26, 2018 EL PASO — Miriam hasn’t seen her 5-year-old son since June 16, when she was arrested for crossing the border illegally and border agents took the boy away. She tried to call him Monday at the New York shelter where he’s staying, but she could only talk to his social worker.… Continue reading ‘Get your son ready, because we are taking him.’ Parents describe being separated from their children at the border.
EL PASO — The empty warehouse was about the size of a Costco, 125,000 square feet. Ruben Garcia didn’t love the location, but time was short and he needed to sign a lease. “We need all the chain-link fences removed,” Garcia told his legal adviser, Jerome Wesevich, last week as they toured cavernous halls and… Continue reading Ruben Garcia has sheltered migrants in El Paso for over four decades. With a crush at the border, he now needs a warehouse.