Migrants taken to Las Cruces homeless shelter

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SUNLAND PARK, NM – MARCH 31: A view of fencing along the border of the United States and Mexico on March 31, 2019 in Sunland Park, New Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to close the United States border if Mexico does not stem the flow of illegal migrants trying to cross. (Photo by […]

A homeless shelter in southern New Mexico is seeking donations to cope with an increase in immigrants. Border Patrol agents began dropping asylum seekers off at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Las Cruces Saturday morning.

City officials say a total of 83 migrants were dropped off following a further 95 migrants released from ICE detention Friday. Churches in the area have been providing temporary shelter to migrants for months, but this was a first and more migrants are expected.

Shelter officials say they need all the help they can get as another large caravan heads toward the border. 

Monday, the Las Cruces city council is planning to meet to figure out funding for the growing number of asylum seekers in their city. 

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