UPDATED 7:30 AM PT — Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
Congressman Beto O’Rourke is seeking donations to help support more than 200 migrants allegedly stranded at a bus station in Texas.
O’Rourke was in El Paso Monday, where he asked the public to donate money to a group which helps house, feed and clothe mostly illegal aliens. The migrants were reportedly dropped off at a Greyhound station by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials over the weekend after being released from detention.
O’Rourke spoke about needing more time from authorities in the future, so they can find somewhere to go.
“We’re trying to ensure that ICE gives the community notice next time, when they know that there’s not going to be space in existing migrant shelters, to give the community 24-hours heads up so that we can find hotel rooms, beds, alternative shelters, food, volunteers, everything that these people will need to make sure that they are okay,” he stated.
This comes amid the partial government shutdown, where negotiations are underway over a dollar amount for a border wall.
The congressman’s visit also comes as many continue to speculate about a potential 2020 run against President Trump.