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 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.
Written by Clayton Price on Jan 7 2015 - 5:15pm
The President’s executive action on Nov. 20, 2014 created the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, which provides for temporary relief from deportation and possible work authorization to undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 20 2014 - 3:40pm
REPLAY the video of President Barack Obama detailing his plan to take executive action to deal with immigration reform in an address to the nation on Nov. 20. NOWCastSA carried his remarks live on this page via the feed from Whitehouse.gov. The video is archived, so you can replay the webcast right on this page.
Written by Susana on Mar 26 2011 - 4:42pm
Led by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, more than a thousand San Antonians chanting “Si se puede" (Yes we can) and calling for social justice in issues from immigration to education participated in the city's 15th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice.
Written by Susana on Mar 5 2011 - 3:25pm
Hundred of women, students, activists and residents came out on a windy, sunny Saturday to participate in the 21st annual San Antonio International Women's Day March that celebrates women's achievements and calls attention to issues affecting minorities in the community and the world.
Written by esperanzacenter on Mar 1 2011 - 4:09pm
Join us as we march in the streets in solidarity with women and social justice movements in San Antonio and around the world.The 2011 San Antonio International Women’s Day March and Rally will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5. It starts at Travis Park and ends end in the historic Plaza del Zacate (Milam Park) with a rally featuring several speakers and performers, including poet Tammy Gomez, Houston hip-hop artist Kiawitl Xochitl, Green Party vice-presidential candidate Rosa Clemente, and others.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 24 2010 - 4:33pm
NOWCastSA was with the DREAM Act protestors when they broke a 43-day fast at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. This video contains exclusive footage of their first meal. They were joined by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The students vowed to continue fighting for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented people who were brought to this country as children and who spend time in school or in the military.