DHS to stop transporting migrants to Arizona

PHOENIX - The director of Immigration Customs Enforcement is telling Arizona’s state representatives no more undocumented immigrants will be bused to Phoenix.

The final bus load was expected overnight Thursday.

Phoenix Restoration Project has been told buses will now go to El Paso, Texas.

The volunteer group has been helping the families from Central America get access to food, water, showers and phones to contact family.

"They're malnourished from their journey, they’re dehydrated," said organizer Cyndi Whitemore.

She’s worried about Phoenix being cut out of the process and making immigrant families stay in Texas where they're not getting much help.

"The holding centers, we know are inadequate and inhumane,” Whitemore said.

Her group is trying to organize a resource team in El Paso to help with intake when the buses arrive because she is not aware of any humanitarian resources in place there.

Sources tell ABC15 it wouldn’t be surprising to see buses show up in Phoenix again in a months’ time.

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