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Border crisis leaves faith-
based Texas shelter reeling

Fox News, by Joseph J. Kolb

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/7/2014 7:00:59 PM

For more than 35 years, the Border Patrol has referred illegal immigrants to Annunciation House in downtown El Paso, Texas, depending on the non-profit to steer them toward the social services they need while they await deportation hearings. (Snip) Garcia, who has dedicated his life to helping the poor, including illegal immigrants, now finds himself angry with the federal government for not anticipating and preparing for the border crisis, which has seen as many as 50,000 unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador flood across the border. Experts say they are fleeing exploding violence in their homelands, and are

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Mugged by reality.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/7/2014 7:20:29 PM     (No. 9914338)

"angry with the federal government for not anticipating and preparing for the border crisis"

Somebody show him a copy of the January 2014 request for transportation for up to 65,000 illegal alien minors.

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/14/2014 10:39:11 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/14/2014 10:08:34 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/13/2014 3:39:44 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/8/2014 6:28:43 PM     Post Reply
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