Texas parish aids 35,000 migrants in 2 years
May 26, 2016
A parish in McAllen, Texas, has aided over 35,000 migrants during the past two years, with the number of migrants surging to over 200 daily on some days this month, according to a Washington Post report.
“The families are arriving because it’s impossible to live in their home countries,” said Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. “They know their child runs a high risk of being killed, of being kidnapped, of being taken away, and they’ve seen this happen to other people, so they figure out: we have to go.”
- On the Mexico border, a surge of migrants ahead of a possible ‘Trump Wall’ (The Washington Post)
- Texas Church Becomes Oasis for Central American Migrants, Their Children (National Geographic)