SA Stands has surveyed every candidate participating in runoffs on whether they would introduce and pass a cite-and-release ordinance. A cite-and-release policy requires law enforcement officers to issue a citation instead of arresting an individual for low-level offenses, such as marijuana possession, minor theft, and driving with an invalid license.
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 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 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.
Written by homecenter on Nov 21 2014 - 10:32am
For the first time in 20 years the Habitat Home Centers will be open on Black Friday. Our stores have always celebrated a very long Thanksgiving break, but with a surplus of merchandise in all three stores the doors will be open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. We don’t expect to see customers lining up at our doors at 3 a.m., but with an abundance of great buys available we know that our customers will leave with smiles on their faces and bargains in their shopping bags.