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 CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 6 2016 - 9:20pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 26 2015 - 10:22pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of August 24. Congressmen call for end to family detention and private prisons
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 lcarter on May 9 2015 - 10:42am
They call it the Train of Death - el Tren de la Muerte, or simply La Bestia, or the Beast. It is the life-threatening and life-altering mode of transportation from Central America to the United States for as many as half a million people a year.
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.