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As border crisis spreads, churches in Riverside and San Bernardino counties lend a hand

Luis Macario, 38, left, and his 17-year-old daughter Yenifer Macario Lopez relax at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church after they were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Guatemalan migrant Jose Botzoc, 42, right, and others offer prayers after arriving at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Blythe. U.S. Border Patrol from the Yuma sector have been dropping off asylum seekers at the church, which is west of the California-Arizona border.

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Dr. Nickolas Lind treats 7-year-old Favio Ferreira, 7, who was suffering from fever and cold symptoms. Ferreira and his mother were dropped off at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Ingrid Sanchez Villalta, 39, a Guatemalan migrant, with her 5-year-old daughter Yeslin Sanchez, checks her Greyhound bus ticket to Louisville, Ky.

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Karen Chinchilla, 24, and Helber Chinchilla, 28, relax at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church after being dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Ashley Galicia, 6, at  the Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she and her father were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Luis Reyes, 27, from Guatemala, carries his sick 6-year-old daughter, Ashley Galicia, after being dropped off at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Migrants help carry food donated by a food bank for them at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Nikole Chinchilla, 6, on a swing, and other migrant children in the play yard of Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Maria Lind, left, welcomes migrants dropped off at Blythe Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church by U.S. Border Patrol.

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