Casa del Migrante provides shelter for the journey

By José Antonio Pérez

In November, Puerto Peñasco reinaugurated the “Casa del Migrante” (Migrant Home), meant to provide shelter and food as individuals pass through the city.

The 150 person capacity facility, which was placed adjacent to the railroad station, is equipped with a full kitchen, 4 full rooms for mothers and their children, a registration module, bathrooms, and a common area for with space to distribute sleeping cushion.

The “Casa del Migrante” is a joint project between the municipal government and the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Temple.  Minister Carlos Humberto Ontiveros affirmed his belief in miracles, noting the importance of the home as most migrants are dignified and looking for noble work, so we must be prepared to provide assistance as necessary.

Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro stated the compound will provide help to migrants coming from different parts of the world, particularly to those from Central America, or even those who simply need a roof and some food. In this way, he emphasized, Puerto Peñasco is preparing for winter and to potentially receive migrants by having a dignified space for them.

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