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The border metropolis of El Paso, Texas, helps hundreds of migrants who arrive every day with out sponsors or cash attain their locations in America, town’s mayor mentioned Sunday.
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to debate the inflow of migrants arriving within the border metropolis and why officers there are serving to them board buses to different locations.
“The individuals are not coming to El Paso, they’re coming to America,” Leeser mentioned.
Greater than 1,000 migrants have been arriving in El Paso every day, in accordance with the outlet. Leeser mentioned that as many as 2,000 arrived on Friday.
Leeser mentioned that officers communicate with arriving migrants, be taught what their locations are, and assist them get there.
“We put human beings on buses with meals and ensure they get to their vacation spot and be sure that we at all times proceed to deal with individuals 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, shares passenger rosters and different data.
He mentioned that one current distinction with the migrants arriving in El Paso is that lots of these from Venezuela don’t have sponsors within the U.S. who can assist them and haven’t any cash.
“Now we have about 50% of the individuals at present 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 go,” the mayor mentioned.
Leeser additionally mentioned that each one migrants who arrive within the metropolis are given meals and place to remain in order that they don’t find yourself homeless on town’s streets.
The Related Press contributed to this report.