Catholic Charities Offers Much-Neeeded Refugee Services at Mexico Border

Sharyl Attkisson - Full Measure
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December 22, 2021



As the border crisis continues, the feds are still releasing large number of COVID-infected illegal border crossers in to the U.S. That leaves local communities and charities scrambling to act. One charity group is playing a bigger role than any other.

Catholic Charities takes in many families with children after Border Patrol releases them in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. It is the busiest place in the nation for illegal immigration. Sister Norma Pimentel shows us the giant facility she runs at a bus station in McAllen.

Norma Pimentel: The buses arrive from seven in the morning all the way to midnight. What you see here in this room, which is the main room that we have is in this area right here is for the newly arrivals. They sit in the blue chairs and they wait to be called so that they can come talk to their family and start to make arrangements for their travel with their family members.

What happens back there, they have everything from milk and baby bottles, shampoo, pampers, anything and everything the family might need.

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Related: Catholic Charities Disappointed by Reimplementation of the “Remain in Mexico” Program (Catholic Charities USA)

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