Since October 2018, a new policy has apparently taken hold where ICE will “dump” tens or hundreds of refugees outside bus stations. In many cases, these people, some with young children, have no money. Shelter directors are not being contacted ahead of time but are left to find out about the needs through word of mouth. It is astonishing that the US government would “dump” hundreds of people on the streets who have no resources to take care of even very basic needs.
In addition to the need for better coordination between ICE and community shelters, there is also a need for more resources. At this time, hospitality facilities such as those provided by Annunciation House are overwhelmed. Volunteers are exhausted. Donations of time and money are greatly needed. The people of El Paso have responded generously, but more is needed.
Emergency Actions are Needed <- Read More
Green Party of El Paso County
For Immediate release
January 1, 2019