SBDR volunteers aid asylum seekers in NM

At the request of city and federal agencies faith-based organizations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, are helping to house and feed more than 400 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America.

Ira Shelton, director of New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief said the people are “hungry and they’re confused. If we can bring hope, help and healing then that’s what we need to do.” 

Over the past several weeks hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants have entered the United States along the El Paso, Texas, sector of the country’s border with Mexico. 

As of March 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had more than 12,000 migrants in custody. (BP)