EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Officials with the El Paso Community Foundation have granted $40,000 to Annunciation House to help them pay for the cost of housing migrants and immigrants seeking asylum.
Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, said they have been filled to capacity in housing Central American migrants.
Annunciation House works with hotels and motels to house people when it runs out of room.
The nonprofit organization spent $150,000 on hotel rooms while trying to shelter the migrants. Garcia said the cost of the hotels was paid for by donations the organization's received.
The Migrant Families Relief Fund was created in the El Paso Community Foundation last June after
federal agents began separating migrant families on the U.S. side of the border.