Sacramento nonprofits help 8 migrants who arrived from Texas

Some Sacramento nonprofits are helping eight migrants who arrived unexpectedly in Sacramento last week. The Bexar County Sheriff in San Antonio, TX is now interested in speaking with the men to find out who sent them to California and why, and if it’s related to the nearly 50 migrants traveling to Martha’s Vineyard from Florida. Meanwhile, Soccer Street USA, a nonprofit organization that helps raise awareness of poverty through soccer, steps in to help the men adjust to their new surroundings. so everyone can play,” program director Reed Fox said. The men arrived Wednesday and Thursday on two separate flights from the same San Antonio shelter where the migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard were staying. It was the administrative office of the Catholic Charities. Office workers sent them to the Sacramento Food Bank, which in turn called NorCal Resist. “These people are vulnerable and don’t know what’s going on,” said immigration attorney Jody Santiago. “They don’t know what’s normal, so when someone hands them a plane ticket, maybe they think it’s from our government.” Santiago has a law firm in Davis and calls the situation “troubling and unusual”. She also asks if the Sacramento case is related to Florida. done for them,” she says. Meanwhile, the migrants are getting help now and learning what life is like in Sacramento. “While they’re playing on this pitch I’m sure they’re not thinking about the 20 mile walk they had to do from the airport or just getting dumped on a plane and sent to where they have no idea where they are. They’re not thinking about it right now,” Fox said. The migrants said they only spoke to men at the resource center for migrants in San Antonio and that the men had taken them to the airport. A spokesperson for the center declined an interview and did not answer any questions. The men’s next asylum hearing is scheduled for December.

Some Sacramento nonprofits are helping eight migrants who arrived unexpectedly in Sacramento last week.

The Bexar County Sheriff in San Antonio, Texas, now wants to speak with the men to find out who sent them to California and why, and whether it’s related to the trip of nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard from Florida.

Meanwhile, Soccer Street USA, a nonprofit organization that helps raise awareness of poverty through soccer, steps in to help the men adjust to their new surroundings.

“We want to create a safe space for everyone to play,” program director Reed Fox said.

Fox has seen social media posts from the nonprofit organization NorCal Resist, which provides men with clothing, food and shelter and also drives them to their immigration hearings and asylum clinics. .

The men arrived Wednesday and Thursday on two separate flights from the same San Antonio shelter where the migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard were staying.

The men said they arrived in Sacramento barefoot and walked from downtown Sacramento International Airport to the address on their documents. It was the administrative office of the Catholic Charities. Office workers sent them to the Sacramento Food Bank, which in turn called NorCal Resist.

“These people are vulnerable and don’t know what’s going on,” said immigration attorney Jody Santiago. “They don’t know what’s normal, so when someone hands them a plane ticket, maybe they think it’s from our government.”

Santiago has a law firm in Davis and calls the situation “troubling and unusual”. She also asks if the Sacramento case is related to Florida.

“That’s not the act of the nonprofit. There would be no benefit to a nonprofit sending someone across the country with no resources and no way to being taken care of and without any provision being made for them,” she said.

Meanwhile, the migrants are getting help now and learning what life is like in Sacramento.

“While they’re playing on this pitch I’m sure they’re not thinking about the 20 mile walk they had to do from the airport or just getting dumped on a plane and sent to where they have no idea where they are. They’re not thinking about it right now,” Fox said.

The migrants said they only spoke to men at the San Antonio Migrant Resource Center and that those men took them to the airport. A spokesperson for the center declined an interview and did not answer any questions.

The men’s next asylum hearing is scheduled for December.

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