Compiled by the staff of the Corporate Responsibility office of the Benedictine Sisters, Boerne,Texas THE NUMBER OF MIGRANTS ARRESTED AT THE BORDER DROPPED AGAIN IN DECEMBER
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Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 24 2020 - 2:47pm
Miriam and her 15-year old daughter, asylum-seekers from Honduras, have been held at a private prison in Dilley for more than 300 days. They are among more than 80 immigrant families being kept at the South Texas Family Residential Center, as it is called by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The facility is ringed in barbed wire and the ICE agents refer to the families as “inmates.”
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 19 2020 - 1:02pm
The 700,000 Dreamers in the United States have held their breath for the past three years, expecting the worst from the U.S. Supreme Court after the Trump administration said it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 15 2020 - 12:59pm
By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Jan. 15, 2020 A federal judge temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that would have allowed governors, like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and other local leaders to prevent refugees from resettling in those areas.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 14 2020 - 7:48pm
By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Texas’ Catholic bishops issued a sharp rebuke of Gov. Greg Abbott, a fellow Catholic, following his decision Friday to ban refugees from initially settling in Texas. In a joint statement by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, which includes leaders from Texas’ 15 dioceses, the group called the decision “discouraging and disheartening.”
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 11 2019 - 7:13pm
The San Antonio faith community is not waiting for the courts or Congress to fix Trump's brutal “Remain in Mexico” policy. They're taking to the streets. watch the video:
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By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune, July 23, 2019 Less than a month after its opening, the emergency shelter for migrant children in Carrizo Springs is reportedly shutting down. Vice News first reported on its closure — and the potential that it could continue operating without children — on Tuesday. It's unclear what the U.S. Department of Health and Human services plans to do; a spokesperson for the agency declined to offer additional details.