Originally published by The New York Times
U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico.
Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of the effort to help crowded shelters in El Paso and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, where one facility reported running low on food.
Non-government organizations in Las Cruces were growing weary and overwhelmed, said Claudia Tristán, spokeswoman for Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, whose office is aiding the transfers,
“They’re experiencing a bit of burnout, particularly with the volunteers that have been dealing with this,” Tristán said.