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Updated Jul 12, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Obama's backup plan for the border crisis? The Catholic Church

In this photo taken July 1, 2014, two-month-old Allison, from El Salvador, is cared for by Sacred Hearts Catholic Charities volunteer Luisa Escamilla, as Allison's mother showers at the shelter setup for immigrant families from Central America in McAllen, Texas. Allison and her mother were given food and clothes at the shelter in preparation for a bus ride north to reunite with family. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. Tens of thousands have also fled to the U.S. from El Salvador and Guatemala to escape violence. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

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It's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case things -- a night out, vacation, massive humanitarian crisis at the border -- go wrong.

According to the National Review, President Barack Obama's current backup plan should protestors block U.S. transportation of illegal immigrants within the country is to take them to "transitional centers" within the Catholic Church.

John Andrews, the diocese's director of communications who attended the planning meeting, tells NRO that the idea is to set up "transitional centers" where volunteers and representatives from Catholic Charities would provide food, medical, and spiritual care for families who have been processed at a Border Patrol station.

Andrews said the immigrants would likely be allowed to stay for a couple days at most, but the church could attempt to set them up with a local family.

Obama approached the church after protestors forced several buses carrying illegals to be rerouted in Murietta, Calif.

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