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This is Sister Norma Pimentel. She runs the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas for immigrants #immigration #WhereAreTheChidren
.@SisterNormaCCRG helps immigrants arriving from @ICEgov detention centers and @CBP processing centers #immigration
Families walk over to Sister Norma’s shelter from the nearby bus station (3 blocks) where @ICEgov drops them off with their documents and belongings - we do not know why some families are released and why others remain detained - Norma calls them “the lucky ones”
.@ICEgov gives each family an envelope with their paperwork including “Order of Release” forms
The shelter attaches these papers to each of their envelopes so immigrants can show to ppl if they need help - many stay at the shelter for a day or 2 until their families can send them $ for bus tickets @NBCNews @NBCLatino
On the other side of the envelopes the shelter writes the exact details of the buses families need to take so once they leave the shelter they’ll know exactly where to go and how to get there #immigration

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Aug 18, 2018
Families are still separated. This is Raquel. Her two sons are among the 565 kids STILL separated from their families. Deadlines have come and gone for the #Trump Admin. + kids remain in gov. custody. Raquel is afraid her family will be forgotten. @NBCLatino @NBCNightlyNews
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This is Marklen. He is 13yo and has been stuck inside a facility for kids in HHS custody for almost 3 months. Deemed one of the nearly 700 kids as ‘ineligible’ 4 reunification, he asks his family on the phone “when can I leave?” - his story:
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Jul 12, 2018
Headed up over the US/Mexico border with @CBP elite group of air agents who assist in apprehensions from the sky - so far this year air/marine agents have apprehended 13k undocumented immigrants @MSNBC @NBCLatino
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This is 5yo Genesis from Honduras. She has been sleeping on the floor for 2 days at this border crossing with her Mom and brother. As she tucks her teddy bear in bed, the rain falling in Matamoros seeps onto her cardboard mat Genesis has had a fever since she got here @NBCLatino
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Jennifer holds her cardboard up behind Angel’s face to shield him from the rain. The rain is coming from both sides of the bridge way. They will sleep on this small piece of cardboard tonight on the bridge.
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