DENVER (AP) — Lawyers, churches and at least one non-profit group in Colorado are hoping to help immigrant children who have flooded over the border with Mexico.

Denver officials have said they're considering applying for a federal grant to provide housing and other services to the children, who are mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The Denver Post ( reported Sunday that Grand Junction-based Ariel Clinical Services is applying for a grant to place some of the children in foster homes in the Denver area.

In addition, some immigration attorneys plan to travel to Artesia, New Mexico to offer legal aid to the minors being held there. A coalition of evangelical churches called the Evangelical Immigration Table is taking members on trips to the border.


Information from: The Denver Post,