Immigrants taken to hotels, schools after being dropped off in downtown El Paso

KEYE | 12/24/2018 | Staff
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EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —

More than 200 immigrants spent the first hours of Christmas Eve at a Greyhound bus station in downtown El Paso after they were reportedly dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Sunday night.

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KFOX14 was first at the scene and watched as adult migrants, small children, and infants were loaded onto Sun Metro buses and eventually taken to hotels and schools throughout the Borderland.

The immigrants were dropped off in groups on Sunday night, reportedly by ICE.

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Several of the immigrants told KFOX14 they had not eaten all day and with no money to buy food, make calls, or buy a bus ticket to meet with family members living in the U.S., they shared their concerns.

“In the middle of the night, they dropped us off here,” said Roberto, an immigrant from Guatemala.

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“We don’t have anything,” he said, “nothing to make calls, nothing to buy a ticket.”

Carlos, an immigrant from Honduras feeling a similar sentiment, said, “We’re not in our own country, we don’t know where we are.”

He continued,...
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