Wednesday, May 15, 2019

NM governor, rents bus, sends 55 asylum seekers to Denver

Home » News NM governor, rents bus, sends 55 asylum seekers to Denver GOPUSA StaffGazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Posted On 6:46 am May 15, 2019 4 NM Governor Michelle Grisham A bus carrying more than two-dozen asylum-seeking families from the U.S.-Mexico border arrived in Denver about 2 a.m. Monday, courtesy of the New Mexico governor’s office. The bus included 55 people, mostly from Central America, a portion of the spillover population from the churches and homeless camps filled with about 1,000 immigrants a day arriving in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, N.M., said Ruben Garcia, founder and executive director of Annunciation House, an El Paso organization that helps immigrants. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the bus available Sunday for the 10-hour drive, because U.S. immigration officials refuse to transport those allowed into the country more than eight hours from their entry point, Garcia said. Besides helping house, clothe and feed the asylum-seekers for a few days, volunteers in Denver will help them connect with relatives and find transportation to their next destination. “It would be totally coincidental if any of those 22, 23 families has relatives in Denver and stay there,” he said, predicting that most will be gone from Denver by about Wednesday. Garcia said there is no plan to send more buses to Denver; the offer of a bus from Grisham was an opportunity volunteers couldn’t turn down. “We hope the governor will make other buses available, but, obviously, it’s expensive,” Garcia said, adding that it’s the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s responsibility to accommodate those granted asylum...MORE

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