Hamstrung by court-ordered catch-and-release policies and maxed-out immigration centers, federal immigration officials reportedly dumped a full three busloads of illegal alien migrants at an Arizona bus station this week with no immediate place to go.
At least, so reports Nicole Garcia of Fox 10 in Phoenix, who snapped these photos of a crowd of migrants camped out on the sidewalk in front of the bus depot. According to Garcia, local churches were scrambling to figure out a temporary shelter to get them off the streets.
Dropped in Phoenix, with nowhere to go. ICE dropped off 3 bus loads of migrants from Guatemala at Greyhound bus station. Churches are trying to find shelter for families with nowhere to go #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/OLlLxIwd3q— Nicole Garcia Fox10 (@Fox10_NicoleG) March 19, 2019
Some told Garcia they'd arrived with a general plan to reunite with family members already in the U.S., but no concrete way to get there.
Dropped in Phoenix: A father say he and his 14 yo son hitched rides on cars, trains, busses from Guatemala to the US/Mexico border. Detained by ICE. Dropped at bus station. Churches and volunteers to get them to airport, family in Tennessee bought them plane tix #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/qOTctBdnIz— Nicole Garcia Fox10 (@Fox10_NicoleG) March 19, 2019
The scene comes amid a massive influx of illegal alien families and unaccompanied children crossing the border unlawfully to the tune of thousands per day. In February, border agents said they caught a record 76,000-plus illegal alien families and unaccompanied minors streaming across the Southwest border, adding they’ve seen a 430 percent increase in the number of family and child migrants even as congressional Democrats cut the number of beds in immigration detention facilities to house them.