Las Cruces church helps more than 200 immigrants

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Organizers behind a temporary shelter for illegal immigrants in Las Cruces say they’ve now helped more than 200 people.

Dozens of families have already made their way to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church since the shelter opened earlier this month.

Officials say the most recent group of about 23 families and 58 individuals arrived Wednesday.

More than 600 volunteers have set up showers and a clinic and helped make meals.

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces says most stay anywhere from a few hours to two days before leaving.

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