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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in El Paso

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in El Paso, TX. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of El Paso's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in El Paso. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in El Paso, TX. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in El Paso,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in El Paso, TX, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in El Paso, TX.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

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Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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School Board moves forward to terminate English teacher at Franklin HS after viral video

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso Independent School Board of Trustees approved to move forward in terminating a teacher at Franklin High School whose lesson went viral last month.The school board approved to have Superintendent Diana Sayavedra discuss terminating Amber Parker's employment contract with Parker.Tuesday's action comes after Parker's lesson was recorded by a student in the classroom and then investigated by the school district.Parker was recorded saying, "Stop calling them [pedophiles] that. You'...

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso Independent School Board of Trustees approved to move forward in terminating a teacher at Franklin High School whose lesson went viral last month.

The school board approved to have Superintendent Diana Sayavedra discuss terminating Amber Parker's employment contract with Parker.

Tuesday's action comes after Parker's lesson was recorded by a student in the classroom and then investigated by the school district.

Parker was recorded saying, "Stop calling them [pedophiles] that. You're not allowed to label people like that. Stop it, Diego. We are not going to call them that. We're going to call them, MAPs. Minor Attracted Persons. So don't judge people just because they want to have sex with a 5-year-old."

A student in the English class when the recording occurred believed Parker's words were taken out of context.

"She [teacher] was expressing how it was ridiculous how we [society] might not be able to call people pedophiles. That we [society] will probably have to start calling them MAPs because it can be offensive to them [pedophiles]. The class agreed," Ryann Ruvalcaba, a junior at Franklin High School said.

Ruvalcaba explained the discussion was an exercise before the class began reading "The Crucible."

The unanimous vote approved Sayavedra to notify Parker of the proposed termination and the end of her contract for the 2022- 2023 school year.

"I think it's a good thing that the school board is taking action," said a woman.

"I think it's pretty inappropriate for teachers to be talking about something like that, said a man “I think something needed to be done."

"This is the beginning of a process, and we’re going to move forward with it, and we await to see the outcome of the process," said Al Velarde the El Paso ISD board president. "The investigation has been completed, but there is a process defined by TEA that we must follow when it comes to a termination of an employee."

The teacher has the ability to appeal the decision.

"The process is just beginning. There are going to be hearings and so forth that become available to the teacher, and so we just await the process," said Velarde.

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TV Show Reunites Musician With CABOOTS In El Paso 30 Years Later

Here's how a new Netflix TV show about cars inadvertently reunites a musician with one of El Paso's most famous boot makers, CABOOTS, thirty years later.For four generations, CABOOTS, one of El Paso's most famous and oldest boot makers in the Sun City, continues to make custom cowboy boots for celebrities and rock stars worldwide.Since the late 1920s, the El Paso boot companyCABOOTS has made handmade cowboy boots for El Pasoans, Hollywood, celebs, rock stars, and...

Here's how a new Netflix TV show about cars inadvertently reunites a musician with one of El Paso's most famous boot makers, CABOOTS, thirty years later.

For four generations, CABOOTS, one of El Paso's most famous and oldest boot makers in the Sun City, continues to make custom cowboy boots for celebrities and rock stars worldwide.

Since the late 1920s, the El Paso boot companyCABOOTS has made handmade cowboy boots for El Pasoans, Hollywood, celebs, rock stars, and the like.

CABOOTS, along with other local bootmakers such as Tony Lama, Lucchese, and many others, often welcome celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Pine, Jeff Bezos, and hundreds more every year, seeking an authentic customized pair of boots.

Caboots stands apart from all the others because while they all share celebrity clientele, CAbOOTS has been featured at the White House, worn by celebs on the pages of Playboy, and has also had a long-standing reputation with rock stars for decades.

Celebrity Customers Include:

Just last month, Rikki Rockett of the 80s hair band Poison was back in El Paso, where a new Netflix car show and pair of boots brought the musician and CABOOTS full circle after 30 years.

Back in the day, CABOOTS would often host trunk shows with all the major rock stars of the time, from Kiss to Bon Jovi, Motley Crue to Poison, and at one point, its cowboy boots were featured in two or more MTV videos every week.

There was even one week in 1991 where every video in the top 10 featured a pair of custom-made CABOOTS.

One of those bands was Poison, whose drummer Rikki Rockett, at the time, ended up with a pair of custom-made CABOOTS.

Thirty years later, thanks to Mike Coy (Fast N' Loud / Gas Monkey Garage) and a new untitled Netflix car show still in the making was filming in El Paso earlier this summer with one of the cars slated for Rockett.

Coy thought it'd be a great idea if he could get a custom pair of boots to match the car and hit up CABOOTS to surprise the drummer.

Little did he know that Rockett had been searching for CABOOTS all this time to purchase another pair of boots after falling in love with his first pair 30 years ago.

It turns out that CaBOOTS had kept Rikki Rockett's measurements after all this time, and once Rockett was in El Paso, he hit up the shop and ordered another pair of drumming boots in black and blue suede.

Over the years, CABOOTS has also worked with Hollywood, supplying boots for movies such as National Treasure, 3:10 to Yuma, Days of Thunder, and Top Gun (volleyball scene), to name but a few.

Another of CABOOTS' biggest Hollywood movie clients is none other than the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as well as supplying the boots for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean rides.

And it doesn't end there because according to CABOOTS, the Pirates of the Caribbean boots are so popular they receive up to six orders a day for these boots from all over the world by Jack Sparrow reenactors.

It's no secret that El Paso has become known as the "boot capital of the world" – which fittingly is a phrase coined by none other than third-generation CABOOTS family member Joe Sanchez.

Also, if you happen to notice that one of the main employees looks familiar, it's none other than Joey of El Paso's popular band, Fungi Mungle. Joey and Pricilla Sanchez (business partner and wife) took over the family business to create the new iteration of CABOOTS (an acronym of Champion Attitude Boots), running the company for the last 40 years.

After nearly a century in business, CABOOTS was just recognized in June by the Texas Historical Commission. Hopefully, it will continue to put El Paso on the map for another 100 years, thanks to its generational and authentic custom handmade cowboy boots.

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Growing Central Texas city becomes root of growing talent

Temple, TEXAS — Texas high school football recruits are coveted across the country, but college coaches typically set down in large metros, like Dallas or Houston.Now, they make a road trip 60 miles north of Austin to find prospects.Temple is not considered small, by any means, but it is also not a recruiting hot bed, despite being home to heralded all-time athletes. Pro Football Hall of Famers “Mean” Joe Greene and “Slinging” Sammy Baugh developed their talents in the area. But as the city grows, ...

Temple, TEXAS — Texas high school football recruits are coveted across the country, but college coaches typically set down in large metros, like Dallas or Houston.

Now, they make a road trip 60 miles north of Austin to find prospects.

Temple is not considered small, by any means, but it is also not a recruiting hot bed, despite being home to heralded all-time athletes. Pro Football Hall of Famers “Mean” Joe Greene and “Slinging” Sammy Baugh developed their talents in the area. But as the city grows, so does its talent. Lake Belton High School is part of that growth.

“Central Texas is a great place. I’m a Houston kid, so I never thought I’d live in Central Texas, but we’d loved every minute of it,” said Lake Belton Head Coach Brian Cope. “Outstanding community that wants to be successful.”

The school is just two years old, and is building a football program around some promising young players. Junior wide receiver Micah Hudson helps lead the Broncos charge. Hudson has already received offers from some of the biggest powerhouses in college football, like Alabama, LSU and Ohio State, among others.

Hudson feels Temple does not get as much attention because of where it’s located.

“I feel like because it is so small not that many people know about it,” Hudson explained. “There’s a lot of good athletes out here and they don’t get looked at, so they stop playing, but they could’ve been a great college athlete.”

“There’s a lot of talent on the field, but here’s the best part, is that talent is working really really hard, and I think that’s the key,” Coach Brian Cope said. “If you have kids that give everything they got in practice, and in the games, then you’re going to have a chance to be successful.”

Senior safety Javeon Wilcox and junior cornerback Selman Bridges add to this promising group of recruits. Wilcox has verbally committed to Texas Christian University while Bridges has grabbed offers from a slew of Power 5 football programs.

“I think having two prospects on both sides of the ball bringing in a lot of looks, not just for ya’ll two, but the team,” Wilcox said.

“Those kids, and our other kids too, work really really hard,” Coach Cope said. “They take pride in leaving their number in a better place than when they left it.”

The Broncos started 2-0 this season after beating Leander Rouse and Buda Johnson. That is twelve straight for the upstart program in its first year of UIL eligibility.

Lake Belton looks to keep its winning streak alive on the road against undefeated Red Oak, Friday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

5 El Paso Restaurants That Are Always Worth The Wait According To El Pasoans

Food. I love it and sometimes there is food that is well worth the wait and then… sometimes a girl CAN NOT wait to eat and she WILL NOT wait! Me. I’m the girl.However, when it comes to standing or sitting in line for certain local restaurants there are a few that I don’t mind waiting for.On top of my list would be The Tap. I know I know. It’s more of a bar/restaurant but this is my article so I can consider The Tap whatever I want to consider it.I was curious to see what other local restaurants E...

Food. I love it and sometimes there is food that is well worth the wait and then… sometimes a girl CAN NOT wait to eat and she WILL NOT wait! Me. I’m the girl.

However, when it comes to standing or sitting in line for certain local restaurants there are a few that I don’t mind waiting for.

On top of my list would be The Tap. I know I know. It’s more of a bar/restaurant but this is my article so I can consider The Tap whatever I want to consider it.

I was curious to see what other local restaurants El Pasoans wouldn’t mind waiting an hour or more to be seated at and I will admit, a few of the answers didn’t surprise me, but then some restaurants did surprise me because they weren't local restaurants.

It seems as if the people of El Paso really love their chain food restaurants and they don’t mind waiting an hour to eat there.

Here’s a look at the top 5 El Paso restaurants that are always worth the wait… according to El Pasoans.5: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: 11895 Gateway Blvd. W

At number 5 is the franchise restaurant, Cheddars.

Personally, I love Cheddars for their spinach artichoke dip and most importantly for their Texas-sized margaritas that don’t break the bank!

The food is also pretty great for it being a chain restaurant but I don’t see myself waiting for longer than 30 minutes. Unless I can wait at the bar, Then that’s a whole different story!

4: West Texas Chophouse: 1135 Airway Blvd.

At number 4 is the fairly new restaurant, West Texas Chophouse.

I took my son on a date here recently and he is a picky eater when it comes to steak and he gave West Texas Chophouse two thumbs up.

Not only were their steaks JUICY but their loaded baked potatoes were delicious too.

I wouldn’t mind waiting to be seated here… but I dunno about an hour!

3: Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch: 3450 South Fabens, Carlsbad Rd Fabens, TX

Alright, ya’ll. This one surprised me because I thought Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch would be number one on the list!!

In my honest opinion, Cattleman’s Steakhouse is the only restaurant I would wait an hour for because first of all... It’s too far from any other restaurant so even if I didn’t want to wait, I’d be forced to!

Second, Their steak is just juicy and it’s the first steak I ever had at a restaurant that I didn’t need to have A-1 sauce on the side to dip my meat in.

2: Track One: 1330 Robert E Lee Rd

Taking the number two spot is Track One.

I have waited to be seated at Track One and I'm glad I did because their wings are just wings I can't get anywhere else, in my opinion.

Aside from the great food, just eating inside of an old train makes the experience that much better.

1: Texas Roadhouse

Ok, now this one surprised me.

At number one is the American Steakhouse chain, Texas Roadhouse.

While I do enjoy their warm bread and cinnamon butter, I’m not sure if I would wait an hour to eat here but apparently, El Pasoans love their Texas Roadhouse and for that reason, it made it to the top of the list of restaurants they would wait up to an hour for.

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El Paso busses migrants to New York City

As the number of migrants crossing from South America to the U.S. increased at the borderland, El Paso was forced to send more than 35 Venezuelan immigrants to New York City.These efforts are part of Operation Lone Star, a strategy in response to Biden’s administration’s attempt to end Title 42.El Paso joined the efforts of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, to send multiple charter busses with asylum seekers to New York City and Washington D.C.. “Texas has bussed over 7,600 migrants to our nation’s capi...

As the number of migrants crossing from South America to the U.S. increased at the borderland, El Paso was forced to send more than 35 Venezuelan immigrants to New York City.

These efforts are part of Operation Lone Star, a strategy in response to Biden’s administration’s attempt to end Title 42.

El Paso joined the efforts of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, to send multiple charter busses with asylum seekers to New York City and Washington D.C..

“Texas has bussed over 7,600 migrants to our nation’s capital since April and over 1,900 migrants to New York City since Aug. 5,” said Abbott in a statement. “On Wednesday, the first two buses with over 95 migrants from Texas arrived in Chicago, Illinois. The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities.”

Title 42, known as the pandemic-era rule, was invoked by the Trump administration to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in immigrant detention centers. It allows immigration officers to quickly deport migrants who have crossed the border, preventing them from seeking asylum.

“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans and Americans at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” Abbott said Abbott. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.”

According to El Paso Matters, El Paso did not make the transportation of migrants to New York City public until they were questioned by one of their reporters.

City officials held a press conference Aug. 30 and explained they used charter buses to transport immigrants out of the city due to an overflow in local shelters.

“The city of El Paso has been assisting our local NGO’s (non-government organizations) and our local shelter system for a long time,” said El Paso’s Deputy City Manager Mario D’Agostino, during the press conference. “We have been assisting them with resources needed so that they can continue with their operations that are needed for the migrants that are passing through our community. Paso Del Norte, that is what we are. We are a pass.”

City officials claim chartering busses is a way of providing the necessary services to the migrant community and preventing a “humanitarian concern.”

The El Paso City-County Office of Emergency Management arranged the transportation of immigrants who chose to go.

“To avoid putting our shelters over capacity, we went ahead and charted that initial bus on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to New York City,” said D’Agostino.

According to D’Agostino, the Opportunity Center for the Homeless contacted the County Office of Emergency Management about 35 displaced migrants.

“If you could have seen the joy in the people’s faces as they hurriedly made their preparation for the trip,” said El Paso’s Deputy Director of the Opportunity Center John Martin. “I’ve never seen individuals run so quickly to take a shower so that they could get on a bus and be able to go where they wanted to go.”

Although the city did not immediately plan to continue chartering busses out of El Paso, they could resume if there is an increase in immigrants seeking shelter at the borderland.

“With 100 percent confidence, I can tell you this is their choice, this is their desire, and this is the direction they want to go,” Martin said.

Victoria Rivas is a guest contributor and may be reached at [email protected]; @VicRivas_18 on Twitter.

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