Border agents drop migrant families at Phoenix bus station
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.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com