El Paso mayor says town’s purpose is to assist bus migrants to their locations, deal with them like human beings

El Paso mayor says town’s purpose is to assist bus migrants to their locations, deal with them like human beings

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The border town of El Paso, Texas, helps hundreds of migrants who arrive day by day with out sponsors or cash succeed in their locations in The usa, town’s mayor mentioned Sunday.

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser seemed on ABC’s “This Week” to speak about the inflow of migrants arriving within the border town and why officers there are serving to them board buses to different locations.

“The folk don’t seem to be coming to El Paso, they’re coming to The usa,” Leeser mentioned.

Greater than 1,000 migrants were arriving in El Paso day by day, in step with the opening. Leeser mentioned that as many as 2,000 arrived on Friday.

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Leeser mentioned that officers discuss with arriving migrants, be told what their locations are, and assist them get there.

El Paso mayor says town’s purpose is to assist bus migrants to their locations, deal with them like human beings

Migrants collect to won donated garments close to a bus station after being launched from U.S. Border Patrol custody in El Paso, Texas, U.S., Sept. 17, 2022.
(Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

“We put human beings on buses with meals and ensure they get to their vacation spot and make certain that we all the time proceed to regard other folks like human beings,” Leeser mentioned.

Town has despatched no less than 1,135 migrants on 28 buses to New York since Aug. 23 and, like Arizona, stocks passenger rosters and different data.

Asylum-seeking migrants, mostly from Venezuela, walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sept. 17, 2022. 

Asylum-seeking migrants, most commonly from Venezuela, stroll close to the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo to show themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol brokers to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as noticed from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sept. 17, 2022. 
(Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

He mentioned that one contemporary distinction with the migrants arriving in El Paso is that lots of the ones from Venezuela don’t have sponsors within the U.S. who can assist them and don’t have any cash.

“We now have about 50% of the folks these days that don’t have a sponsor, they don’t have cash, so we’re serving to and dealing to get them to the place they need to pass,” the mayor mentioned.

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Leeser additionally mentioned that every one migrants who arrive within the town are given meals and position to stick in order that they don’t finally end up homeless at the town’s streets.

The Related Press contributed to this record.