Cuban refugees arriving in El Paso getting lost

By Genevieve Curtis

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso. Four thousand expected in the next two weeks.

KFOX14 discovered refugees are arriving confused and lost.

Volunteers at the Houchen Center drove around Friday afternoon looking for Cuban immigrants who have just arrived and have nowhere to go. They said they have no way of knowing when the planes are arriving and when the immigrants are coming.

“Its very hit or miss,” said Ray Dominguez, a volunteer.

They said some of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents are giving immigrants information on where to go, but that’s not always the case.

“A lot of them are walking around downtown. We’ve actually heard some are walking to the Houchen Center. A lot are getting taxis, because taxicab drivers are offering to take them,” said Dominguez.

Volunteers are patrolling the bridges trying to help as many refugees as they can and take them to a shelter but said it’s difficult because Cuban immigrants are entering at every bridge.

“There’s a lot of miscommunication,” said Dominguez.
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