Every day at the San Antonio Greyhound Bus Station and the San Antonio International Airport, you will see an amazing sight: mothers and children who have just been released from family detention centers where they were held after seeking asylum in the United States. With all their possessions in two grocery bags, they await transportation to take them to sponsors in cities across the United States. Moving among these families are volunteers from the Interfaith Welcome Coalition.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018. The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border. The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.
Written by Ross Ramsey on Mar 28 2018 - 7:47pm
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Counting is one thing. Culling is something else entirely. As the federal government prepares for its once-every-decade count of the U.S. population, it has decided to ask residents whether they are U.S. citizens or not. At a time when immigration and sanctuary cities top Republican lists of political concerns, that question has less to do with counting and more to do with culling.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 23 2017 - 9:51pm
Nine immigrants are dead and 20 others are clinging to life after they were found inside a smuggler's truck at a Wal-Mart on July 23, 2017. Here is how San Antonio responded.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2017 - 8:22pm
Hundreds of people from across Texas came to San Antonio on June 26 to demonstrate against Senate Bill 4, the anti-sanctuary city law at the same time as a federal court was hearing arguments from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Cenizo who are suing to block the anti-immigrant law. Here are the Twitters from people inside and outside the courthouse who reported on the events of the day. In all, we've quoted 112 individuals and organizations. Check it out:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30 2016 - 7:06pm
Replay the video: Nearly 200 people met on Nov. 29 for a wide-ranging community conversation about how San Antonio residents are moving forward together after a divisive 2016 election. The conversation was hosted by San Antonio District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg at the Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro and included diverse participants from across the community. Panelists included:
Written by Jeremy Cash on Jun 29 2016 - 8:48pm
Carrizo Springs, TX -- Dimmit County Commissioners rejected a proposal from Stratton Oilfield Systems that would have turned a former “Man Camp” into a privately operated detention facility similar to those in Karnes and Dilley which are used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain asylum-seeking mothers and children. After heated opposition and even heckling from Dimmit residents and refugee advocates, Dimmit County Commissioners unanimously turned down the proposal, becoming the second Texas county in June to reject a federal family detention center.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 1 2015 - 10:32am
In this video, Jorge Montiel of COPS/Metro Alliance examines the business of immigrant detention, and follows the money coming from and going to the private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, Inc.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22 2015 - 8:14pm
La educación pública de los estudiantes indocumentados está garantizada, dice Intercultural Development Research Association. Bajo la ley federal, agencias educativas tanto estatales como locales están obligadas a proporcionar a todo niño la igualdad de acceso a la educación pública a nivel de primaria y secundaria.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22 2015 - 8:05pm
Public schools must serve all children including undocumented students. Under federal law, state and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level.