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!
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 24 2015 - 9:28am
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jun 11 2015 - 4:38pm
Within hours of their release from Karnes County Correctional Center, a privately-operated prison located about 60 miles south east of San Antonio, three refugee mothers volunteered to share their stories with NOWCastSA.
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 Cbreit on Mar 3 2015 - 5:05pm
Please join us for “Violence on the Border: Women’s Experience and the Policy Reaction”
Written by Cbreit on Feb 18 2015 - 10:15am
Join neighbors and members of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition as a panel presents on the treatment of Central American refugees and the resulting impact this has on our community. https://www.facebook.com/MissionPresMigrantKids
Written by Cbreit on Feb 12 2015 - 9:18am
Did you know that our government operates “refugee camps” in South Texas to detain women and children who fled violence in Central America? Karnes is expanding from 600 to 1,200 beds and Dilley will operate 2,400 beds at full capacity. The U.S. government has labeled women and children refugees “threats to national security,” setting bonds as high as $20,000. Detentions average 5 months at Karnes, resulting in children’s weight loss and psychological stress. Come to this event to learn more, hear stories, and explore potential solutions.
Written by Cbreit on Feb 10 2015 - 10:07am
This family fled Mexico on November 2nd after six-months of protesting over the kidnapping of their 22 year old son—a U.S. citizen—by the Mexican military. They came to the U.S. after the Mexican military raided their home in Matamoros. After two months of detention, ICE has set a $7,500 bond on the mother and two young children. The U.S. Government should release this family and actively assist in finding their U.S. citizen son.
Written by City of San Antonio on Feb 6 2015 - 2:17pm
Academia América is partnering with Cortez Branch Library to provide a 10-week citizenship education course for legal residents who qualify to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Written by UTSACollege on Jan 23 2015 - 5:26pm
Replay the video from the NOWCastSA webcast of the UTSA College of Public Policy's panel discussion on immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program. Panelists provided information on the recent changes to DAPA and the impact they will have on current and future undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. A question and answer segment followed the discussion. Panelists include:
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.