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Tucson church mobilizes volunteers to help surge of migrant families

It was about 9 a.m. on Oct. 5, when the call came: Word was that immigration officials would be releasing hundreds of families in Southern Arizona over the weekend. It was Friday. A few hours later, f... read more

Tucson churches scramble to help asylum seekers amid sudden surge

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Catholic Community Services is scrambling to help a recent surge of migrant ... mostly by volunteers said it has helped 200 families in just the past two weeks. Recently ... read more

A look inside a Tucson migrant shelter

TUCSON — It can happen at any time of the day. A family of immigrants seeking asylum may get dropped off at one of the many shelters that can be found throughout Tucson. Whether it be a church ... hel... read more

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Women: Changing the world. One vote at a time

She immersed herself in work, family and volunteer commitments ... ago as they tried to get help for their daughter Brittany, who has autism and an intellectual disability. “People said, ‘Put her in a... read more

Letter From the Border: New Crisis is the Old Crisis

When the coyote announced he would be setting off on foot to get help ... The families come to Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, in waves of twenty and thirty—and the applause does not stop until ... read more

Large drop-off of immigrants by ICE strains resources of Phoenix church

Because families can’t legally be held more than 20 days, ICE has to release those with valid asylum claims to churches and other organizations that volunteer to help them. Pennington said the size of ... read more

IPM’s Salvadoran Staff Member Visits Maine, April 20-25, 2012

Her work with IPM includes Regional Office management, support for IPM Project Partners, resource mobilization, and facilitation of ... Before joining the IPM Family, Erika received her B.A. in Intern... read more

Perry putting 1,000 National Guard troops at border

Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have illegally crossed into the United States ... read more

How Not to Build a ‘Great, Great Wall’

Not, though, to keep out people, as the border wasn’t yet an obstacle for the Mexican migrant workers who traveled back and ... Both Washington and Mexico City hoped that such a fence would help conta... read more

Surge in releases of migrant families being seen in Tucson, southern Arizona

Hundreds of migrant families — many apprehended in huge groups ... For example, more than 100 people, mostly from Guatemala, were dropped off at a local church in Tucson this weekend. Volunteers there ... read more

Mexican drug cartels operating in 230 U.S. cities

If you tell one side of the story, this is what you get! Sue from Austin, Texas writes: Jack, We need to send in regular U.S. military troops to the Mexican border to help the Border Patrol. The troop... read more

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