By Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune June 26, 2020
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 29 2020 - 1:25pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 6 2016 - 9:20pm
A Mennonite Church in San Antonio has become a living nativity scene, sheltering hundreds of refugee mothers and children who fled violence and poverty in Central America. Immigration officials delivered more than 500 asylum-seeking women and children to the church after a judge in Austin ruled that Texas could not license the detention centers where they were being held as child care facilities. The refugees were delivered in waves, some arriving at 2 a.m. Monday in a driving thunderstorm.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Jun 29 2016 - 4:48pm
This week: Learn what happened at public hearings for the Brackenridge Park draft master plan, how residents in Dimmit County banded together to reject a family detention center in their community, the life and times of Alan Weinkrantz, and where you need to be for your Fourth of July celebration. Brackenridge Park Draft Master Plan
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 24 2015 - 9:28am
A June 24, 2015 Congressional visit investigating conditions for refugee families in private prisons in Texas culminated with a protest by dozens of women calling out in Spanish for freedom, chanting ¡Libertad!
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 24 2015 - 9:03pm
Faith-based groups, lawyers, community leaders and elected officials nationwide are imploring the federal government to release asylum-seeking mothers and their children who are being held in prison-like conditions in South Texas.
Written by Cbreit on Feb 18 2015 - 10:15am
Join neighbors and members of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition as a panel presents on the treatment of Central American refugees and the resulting impact this has on our community. https://www.facebook.com/MissionPresMigrantKids
Written by Cbreit on Feb 12 2015 - 9:18am
Did you know that our government operates “refugee camps” in South Texas to detain women and children who fled violence in Central America? Karnes is expanding from 600 to 1,200 beds and Dilley will operate 2,400 beds at full capacity. The U.S. government has labeled women and children refugees “threats to national security,” setting bonds as high as $20,000. Detentions average 5 months at Karnes, resulting in children’s weight loss and psychological stress. Come to this event to learn more, hear stories, and explore potential solutions.