Failed Immigration Policy Leaves Women and Children Hungry and Dehydrated at Arizona Bus Stations, Union Members Step in to Help

June 13, 2014

Since Memorial Day, border advocates and social service providers in Arizona have been responding to a sudden and substantial rise in the number of women and children arriving after having fled violence and severe conditions in Guatemala and Honduras. Service providers became overwhelmed as the numbers of people arriving at the Greyhound bus station in Tucson, Ariz., grew to 100 per day. They needed help in providing these migrant women and children with food, water and health and legal services, and the local labor movement quickly stepped in.

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