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Border agents drop migrant families at Phoenix bus station

February 24, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dropped off at least two busloads of migrant families during the weekend at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix.

The Arizona Republic reports that members of a local church offered soup, muffins and fruit to the families and began finding places for them to stay after they arrived Saturday morning and afternoon at a Greyhound station near downtown.

The newspaper says church volunteers asked not to be identified.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe told the newspaper the bus station drop-offs came because organizations the agency normally works with couldn’t accommodate the groups.

O’Keefe didn’t say how many people were released in Phoenix.

The Republic says a Greyhound security official prevented reporters from interviewing those who arrived.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com