Monday, June 09, 2014

Planes carrying 130 undocumented immigrants land in El Paso

Two planes carrying undocumented families apprehended in South Texas arrived in El Paso Saturday, officials said. Ramiro Cordero, spokesman for the Border Patrol El Paso sector, said two flights carrying 130 people landed in El Paso. He said the immigrants would be processed at different locations in the El Paso sector. Monsignor Arturo Bañuelas, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, said the immigrants arrived in the morning. Annunciation House is planning a news conference Monday to discuss how it plans to help the undocumented families who will be released from immigration processing centers and transferred to El Paso. Garcia refused to provide any details about numbers and the scale of their efforts and said he needed time to organize a prompt and effective response. Garcia added that the information that immigration officials would be dropping off undocumented families at the Downtown Greyhound station was incorrect. "Immigration is looking at sending some people to El Paso. ... In other words, I can't tell you what immigration is planning to do or not to do. We know that we are going to respond," he said. Bañuelas said they would collect cots, food and money for the immigrant families who will arrive in El Paso and then travel elsewhere. The immigrants released in the U.S., including those in El Paso, will have to report to immigration officials within 15 days as directed by federal authorities, the Associated Press reported...more

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