(NBC) - An estimated 5,000 migrants have been dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at churches in the Phoenix, Arizona area over the past two months.
Pastor Agustin Hubert of Longview Community Church took in 75 migrants Wednesday morning. It's the first time he says he's been called to help.
"They're here for two, three, four days. We give them a meal. We give them a shower, new clothes," said Hubert.
Mesa Pastor Magdalena Schwartzhas been working closely with ICE to find temporary shelter for them. Most migrants stay either at churches or with host families before they are connected to family in the United States as they wait for their asylum cases to be heard.