TUCSON, Ariz. — Officials and community leaders in Tucson are collecting donations for immigrant women and children from Central America.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that local and federal officials met Friday to discuss how to gather and distribute humanitarian aid to migrants in Tucson as well as in Nogales.
The newspaper reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been leaving several hundred immigrants at a Tucson Greyhound station over the past three weeks.
Officials say most of them are Central Americans and Mexico who were apprehended in south Texas.
Councilwoman Regina Romero says the city is seeking which emergency shelters can take in women and children.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas says the community also is considering a shelter for migrant children currently detained in Nogales.
- The best places to celebrate Fall in Phoenix
- Infamous athletes who did the most time for their crimes
- 2016 baseball highlights, bloopers and blunders
- See how CFOs really feel about business in the Valley
- The best television shows on the internet
- A preseason guide to avoid holiday weight gain
- The 5 worst things you could do for your roof
- 6 coolest things brewing in Arizona
- The virus that keeps head and neck cancers on the rise
- State Fair ‘Kid Reporter’ has all the angles covered
- 4 important things to know about timeshare maintenance fees
- Signs of delayed car crash injuries
- The truth about sports concussions
- The Alzheimer's epidemic: Facts you need to know
- The season is here, keep your Fantasy Football team strong all season
- 8 TV shows you can't miss this fall
- Football is here: 6 tips to make this your best season ever
- Gameday recipes and beers to match
- 6 reasons the Cardinals are driven to win the Super Bowl
- The Pac-12 football season nears kickoff
- Tips to get ready for a pain-free golf season
- Protect your family with these 7 home security features
- How to train like an Olympic swimmer
- 2016 Olympics: A guide to must-see TV events
- The bride's guide to feeling your best on your wedding day
- Deciding when you need knee surgery
- Celebrating Fourth of July is much cooler in these AZ towns
- Top ten road trip bathrooms in America
- Six things causing a pain in your neck
- 5 things to make your summer move easier