HOUSTON, Texas–As thousands of illegal immigrants continue to pour into the U.S. from Central America, medical professionals and volunteers are struggling to treat sick migrants. The sheer number of immigrants–most of whom are unaccompanied minors–has made it extremely difficult to check and cure illnesses.
Most of the medical care administered to the migrants is left up to volunteers. Students from the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in the physician assistant program have been helping out at Border Patrol stations, according to Valley Central. They soon realized that the stations desperately needed more volunteers and medical supplies.