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ICE Strands Hundreds of Migrants in Winter Cold for Christmas

HeadlineDec 26, 2018

In more immigration news, authorities in El Paso, Texas, scrambled over the Christmas holiday to assist hundreds of migrant asylum seekers, who were dropped off suddenly by ICE officials outside a Greyhound bus terminal—without any plan to house them. Local shelters say they weren’t told in advance of ICE’s plans—as is customary—leaving them struggling to find accommodations for hundreds of migrants, including young children. On Sunday, Greyhound brought in buses where migrants could shelter overnight into the Christmas Eve holiday. Sergeant Robert Gomez of the El Paso Police Department said, “We weren’t going to put 200 people on the streets of El Paso on a cold night. We wouldn’t do that.”

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