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Migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora is overflowed with people

Posted at 10:16 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 00:16:58-05

NOGALES, Mexico  — Every evening, Mexican Municipal Police and Mexican immigration vans pull in to Albergue San Juan Bosco.

Gilda Felix has been operating the migrant shelter for 37 years, she says migrants who come through their doors are completely vulnerable and come with nothing but their ambition to cross into the US.

She says there are many people coming to their shelter from Mexico and Central America.

Throughout the entire time the shelter has been opened, Felix says they've seen millions of people come and ask for refuge.

So far in 2019, Felix says they have not received a penny of funding from the federal or state government and says the future of the shelter is unknown.

She says through her faith in God, they'll find a way to continue helping the migrants who are in need of help.