Norma Pimentel, Trish Williams, James Morrison discussed on 1A

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In the corner but instead instead of liquor bottles the shelves have Aspirin Tampons and shaving cream adult stand silently in line for clothes for food children run around draw kick tennis balls to each other and hugged stuffed animals one as James. James Morrison Asks One group of girls how old they bought as I knew C._N._N.. Faith Melissa holds the hand of a seven year old girl who will not leave her side. Children are the most emotional emotional part you would have to be granted to not respond to. These Michael Helps a crying child find new shoes to replace his dirty worn out. What can we account for you get used some shoes like some shoes about us? Bliss childhood friend Trish Williams is among the volunteers. She attends a Catholic Church back home in Mobile Alabama. I was talking to my best one of my best friends there and talk about we were doing because getting donations from people and she said yes do we really want all those thousands and thousands of people and she's one of the most beautiful Christians now and I looked her in the honest that this isn't about politics. This is not ah what we're talking about here. These are human beings that need help in. It's not about politics and that's all I can say to people sister. Norma Pimentel runs the respite center in downtown mcallen. She started at a nearby church in two thousand fourteen fourteen as unaccompanied minors began reaching the border in record numbers. We thought it was just going to be for a couple of days. Turn out that it this was ongoing in ever stopped sister. Norma says more migrants come through this location than any other respite center in in the country upwards of nine hundred people day. She does not hide her disdain for the current immigration policies like limiting the number of asylum seekers who can enter the U._S.. Each day. She blames this policy for the death of Oscar Ramirez Mitya's and his twenty three months old daughter. The Nation cringed at a photo of them face down along the Rio Grande the border between the U._S. and Mexico. They drowned while trying to cross just a few days before our visit. This family was trying to intercountry the right way to the point of entry in the waited for weeks months because the policies that we have in place deters them from doing that and keeps them desperate to the point that they <hes> Arista lives in and going through a river that was dangerous and and losing their lives because of that we have to hold our leaders accountable. Coming up we'll continue our journey along the southern.

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