El Paso scrambles to help migrants in Christmas border crisis
Immigrant groups and volunteers in El Paso, Texas, are working overtime this Christmas season to help a massive wave of migrants and asylum-seekers endure the historic arctic freeze that's sweeping the United States.
Why it matters: "Everybody's working as quickly as possible to make sure that those facilities are available," said Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), who represents El Paso.
The arctic front is catching some migrants off guard.
Homeless shelters and nongovernment organizations have been stretched thin, with multiple reports of migrants forced to sleep on the streets.