Some children separated from parents at border now in Fort Worth

Some of the children separated at the border are being housed at Catholic Charities in Fort Worth.

Officials there said the shelter has always been here and cares for children from all over the world. But some of the most recent arrivals are from the border and were separated from their families.

In a statement, Bishop Michael Olson with the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese says in part, “The unwarranted separation of parents from their children not only harms those relationships but undermines the right to life.”

The bishop said using the separations as a tool for implementing the administration’s zero-tolerance policy is sinful.

The shelter has about 26 beds, but the bishop says they'll expand if necessary.

People volunteering said it's the children's photos, not the politics, that has stirred them into action -- although some acknowledge it's hard to separate the two.

"Almost guilty that you are able to have these comforts and not be able to physically just go at the drop of a dime to go help these kids, very, very heartbreaking,” said volunteer Regina Calderon.

Catholic Charities said it needs donations for the kids -- items like activity boxes with things like crayons, coloring books and card games.

“They'll always take cash donations, but right now they really do need clothes donations and hygiene kits,” Calderon said.

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