PHOTOS Migrant Families Arrive at Inland Empire Church

Photos of the arrival of about 50 immigrants, all mothers with young children, at Catholic churches in San Bernardino County. The immigrants are carrying temporary visas and arrived recently in the United States in a situation President Barack Obama has described as a "humanitarian crisis."

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A Homeland Security bus carrying undocumented immigrants with temporary visas arrives at a Catholic church in Fontana on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
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Officials with the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked them for help, and the churches agreed to lend support to the immigrants.
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About 50 migrant mothers and children are led into a Catholic church in Fontana on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
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The immigrants are carrying temporary visas. Volunteers are expected to take some of them to a Rialto church.
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All of the arrivals at the Fontana church on Thursday, July 10, 2014, are mothers with young children.
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The immigrants' temporary visas will allow them to remain in the U.S. as they await their immigration hearings.
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None of the arrivals at the church are unaccompanied minors. A recent wave of children and families crossing the border has sparked controversy and what President Barack Obama has called a "humanitarian crisis."
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The families will likely remain at the churches, equipped with air mattresses, for about 24 hours, according to the Diocese.
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The church and former convent will provide the families a place to rest before continuing their journeys in the U.S. Authorities said most of the arrivals will be transported to the Midwest.
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