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Written by Beth Graham on Sep 21 2018 - 11:54am
Replay video: Project Lifeline hosted a panel and community discussion and interactive event, "Immigrant Children, Detention Without End?" on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Student Engagement Ballroom at the University of the Incarnate Word. Each year, as many as 90,000 immigrant children spend time in U.S. detention centers. Those who monitor the conditions say the children often are kept for months at a time in unsanitary conditions without proper medical care and are denied food and clean water. Recent proposals could make their stay in detention indefinite.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Sep 20 2018 - 1:46pm
“It was painful how hungry we were.” “I begged for water for my daughter but the officials wouldn’t give her any.” “The temperature was extremely cold. Children were crying all the time. Human heat was not enough to warm the babies.” Each year in U.S. immigration detention facilities, 90,000 children are systematically deprived of food, water and basic medical care, and exposed to extreme temperatures and unsanitary conditions.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Sep 20 2018 - 1:27pm
The current administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of six countries, and over the coming months the Administration will continue to make decisions about TPS designations for four additional countries. In response to the recent terminations, several non-profit organizations have filed lawsuits on behalf of TPS holders challenging the termination of TPS.
Written by Maria Gardner on May 24 2018 - 6:55pm
By Maria Gardner The San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) has partnered with San Antonio Rise (SA Rise), an organization of teachers, school officials and community members, to present a handbook for parents and the community on how Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) will be applied in the school district. At the press conference, SAISD Board President Patti Radle said, “School districts do not fall under SB4.”
Written by Esther@SAPL on Feb 2 2018 - 10:38am
Just like books, airplanes have the power to take you places near and far. This month, share in Councilman Treviño's love of flying with books for all ages about airplanes. Families are invited to celebrate with free family-friendly activities like story time with pilots, DIY paper and straw airplanes, cloud painting, and more. A docent from the Texas Air Museum at Stinson Airport will present a program about the Stinson family and Katherine Stinson, the 4th licensed family pilot in the U.S.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 30 2016 - 9:37am
REPLAY VIDEO: From the webcast of a COPS/Metro Alliance assembly to expand its living wages and economic security campaign and commemorate more than 40 years of organizing in San Antonio. The event was Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thomas Edison High School Auditorium. NOWCastSA donated its services so you could watch live or replay the video later for free, right on this page.
Written by lcarter on Sep 27 2015 - 4:04pm
Last week San Antonio welcomed two distinguished speakers I had the privilege to hear.
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 UTSACollege on Apr 10 2015 - 2:48pm
Replay the video from NOWCastSA's webcast at the UTSA College of Public Policy on April 15 about Instability and Flexibility in Today’s Labor Market: Implications for Low-Income Working Families, Child Care, and Public Policy, a Dean's Lecture Series event presented by Dr. Julia Henly.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jan 23 2015 - 12:31pm
Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay, has become one of the fastest-growing and least-examined types of incarceration in the U.S. Because of reports of severe abuse of detainees, including minors, the US Commission on Civil Rights will examine equal protection concerns and Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement treatment of adult and minor detainees in representative detention facilities under federal law.