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Written by Maria Gardner on Aug 30, 2017
By Maria Gardner If a federal judge does not block the anti-immigration law, San Antonio police will have to write new rules in the manual and retrain the force in immigration law, Police Chief William McManus told members of COPS/Metro Alliance.  Senate Bill 4, the “sanctuary cities” ban, allows local and campus police to question a person’s legal status and makes it a crime for officials such as McManus to have policies that are inconsistent with the law.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 28, 2017
by Alana Rocha, The Texas Tribune For many Texans ravaged by the rain and winds Hurricane Harvey carried ashore this past weekend, filing an insurance claim for the damage their property sustained is probably the farthest thing from their minds right now. But waiting to submit a claim after Sept. 1 could cost them big.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 27, 2017
Despite a call from Congressman Lloyd Doggett asking them not to do it, immigration officials left 50 Central American women and children stranded at the San Antonio bus station on Aug. 25 as Hurricane Harvey approached the city. Sister Sharon Alterdorf, a member of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, said the move by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stranded the asylum-seeking refugees inside the station because bus service was halted due to the storm.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Aug 21, 2017
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Teresa Shumaker on Aug 21, 2017
By Teresa Shumaker Just weeks into his new job as Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg spoke candidly about his priorities for the city, with an emphasis on equity for  at a town hall conversation at the University of Texas at San Antonio, July 27, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News and moderated by Francine Romero, Associate Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy. Watch NOWCastSA video of the full event here or scroll down to read more about the discussion: