Immigrant families seek refuge at Catholic Charities

By | September 10, 2019


IT WAS CALLED “AN IMMIGRATION CRISIS.” Isis: IT WAS CALLED AN IMMIGRATION CRISIS. LAST YEAR THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES CROSSED THE BORDER INTO THE U.S. AS THE NIGHT TEAM’S BILL BARAJAS EXPLAINS, THAT NUMBER HAS DROPPED BUT HUNDREDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE STILL COMING INTO THE COUNTRY EVERY DAY. THIS IS SOMETHING I’LL HOLD IN MY HEART AND I WILL NEVER FORGET. FOOD, SHELTER, AND PEACE OF MIND. IT’S A BLESSING THEY DON’T TAKE FOR GRANTED. WE CROSSED RIVERS, WE WALKED, AND WE HAD TO EAT BUGS. SHE ESCAPED TO PROTECT HER SON. SHE REFUSED TO ALLOW HIM TO BECOME A VICTIM OF GANG VIOLENCE. THEY SAID THEY WOULD MUTILATE HIM. Reporter: THEY NAVIGATED THE PATH OF DANGEROUS SMUGGLERS. FINALLY SANCHEZ, LIKE OTHERS HERE, WAS ABLE TO LET DOWN HER GUARD WHEN SHE REACHED THE SACRED HEART CHURCH. WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN THIS COUNTRY THEY ARE IN GREAT NEED OF HELP. I JUST HOPE THAT ANY HELP ANY HUMAN BEING DESERVES TO HAVE. SHE ALONG WITH VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING, EVEN DIRECTIONS TO THESE IMMIGRANTS. THE MAJORITY ARE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA, EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA BUT THEY COME FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL. Reporter: SANCHEZ AND HER SON WILL SAVOR THIS MOMENT BEFORE HEADING TO MARYLAND TO BE

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