Residents in a Texas border town helped spread holiday cheer to undocumented immigrants seeking asylum at the United States-Mexico border.
Two organizations — Team Brownsville and the League of United Latin American Citizens — teamed up to deliver food, toys and other necessities to asylum seekers in Matamoros, Mexico, just across the border from Brownsville.
“It’s something that needed to be done here in Brownsville,” Elias Cantu, a member of LULAC, told KGBT.
Volunteers came from all across the state to help during the holiday season, but Cantu said it’s more about making sure they can survive than making sure they have a good Christmas.
“They would’ve gone hungry, where there are so many people that not everyone is being fed,” he told KGBT. “No one should be going hungry, especially when there’s a community that can easily stand up and provide.”