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Texas Migrants Were Welcomed This Week in Omaha and They Would Welcome More

Tom Handy

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A local group in Omaha, Nebraska has opened its arms to help migrants that crossed the Texas-Mexican border. The group has been planning for weeks in preparation to greet migrants who are seeking a better life.

According to the Nebraska Examiner, this group has welcomed these foreigners.

Margaret Hoarty who helps along with her husband Tom said:

“We believe Omaha is a very welcoming community with a generous spirit. We see this as a mission that is important and to serve our fellow men and women and children in need.”

Omaha residents answered the call to help out El Paso, Texas which was seeing up to 1,000 migrants a day cross the Texas-Mexican border entering its city.

The bus ride from El Paso to Omaha is a little over 16 hours.

All funds to support the migrants came from local private funds. The local government has not provided support.

Tom Hoarty, a retired lawyer, called supporting the migrants “Omaha Welcomes the Stranger”.

Hoarty said the group decided to support the El Paso-based Annunciation House which has been supporting migrants who arrive in the city.

Other cities that have helped El Paso’s Annunciation House include Denver and Kansas City.

About 40 people were on hand to support the migrants who arrived on Tuesday. And there were about 20 volunteers, some of whom speak Spanish, greeted the strangers.

Tom Hoarty said:

“They’re safe — they’ll be well cared for and well fed.”

Hoarty doesn’t expect the strangers will stay long in Omaha and expects they will move to their final destination. He said many have sponsors and they were contacting them to make arrangements.

By the end of the first day, three families left Omaha.

Many locals donated food, clothing, and funds to support the strangers.

Hoarty added:

“We’d like to do it again.”

This is a much different response from other cities that became overwhelmed by migrants in New York and Chicago who made hostile comments to Texas Governor Greg Abbott when the bussing began a few months ago.

Here is what President Joe Biden is doing to support southern states:

What do you think about Omaha welcoming the strangers?

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