Nonprofit organizations Team Brownsville, Catholic charities, and Project Dignity legal team also from Catholic Charities have been working at Brownsville bus station where the so-called surge of migrants have been arriving since this past January.
Team Brownsville has been working helping migrants known as “internal arrivals” since 2018, helping them now at their arrivals providing toiletries and essentials for babies and minors.
With the added burden of COVID 19 pandemic Catholic charities have been in charge of providing COVID 19 tests and a place to quarantine for those who come positive.
Sergio Cordova, the co-founder and a board member of Team Brownsville, says he hasn’t seen a huge rise in immigrants’ number, but he does think immigrants seeking asylum will continue coming to the RGV border.
With Gov. Abbott’s decision to refuse Federal aid for COVID 19 testing for immigrants, the work done by nonprofit organizations is vital to stay clear of a crisis.