REPORT: Officials in New Mexico ask for donations after Border Patrol drops off migrants

APRIL 14, 2019

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Officials in New Mexico asked for donations Friday after Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in their city.

Las Cruces city officials appealed for “personal hygiene products including sanitary napkins; shampoo; conditioner; lotion; Chapstick or similar types of lip balm; clothing; towels; blankets; and canned food and bottled water” in a statement on their website.

The article goes on to state the following:

According to The Associated Press, 83 migrants arrived in the city Saturday, following about 95 who were dropped off at a homeless shelter by Border Patrol agents Friday.

The Las Cruces Sun-News  reported that churches in the city have been providing temporary shelter to migrants released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for months but that this is the first time Border Patrol vans dropped off migrants at the homeless shelter.

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