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.
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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.
Written by Susana on Dec 8 2010 - 12:54pm
With cheers and tears, students from the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated passage of the DREAM Act in the House, a vote that resounded from Washington as community leaders met here to plan for the future in SA2020.Many of the UTSA students who have been on a hunger strike since Nov. 10 to push for the legislation were attending the community meeting that Mayor Julian Castro hosted at St. Mary's University.
Written by Pak Lai on Aug 4 2010 - 12:43pm
On July, 29, San Antonio protesters met in Milam Park for a solidarity action protesting Arizona's controversial immigration bill, SB 1070. The demonstration was one of dozens of similar actions across the country. The march and rally is documented in this slideshow, through the photos taken by Pak Lai, a student at San Antonio College. Do you have photos you'd like to share with NOWCastSA?
Written by David McLemore on Jul 8 2010 - 12:22pm
This update includes five short video highlights as well as the entire, hour-long ceremony. They’ve already signed up to defend this country. Hailing from points across the globe, today, they became Americans. Eight members of the U.S. military traded in their Green Cards for certificates of naturalization to become the newest citizens of the United States Friday in a moving ceremony hosted by the Mexican American Unity Council at its San Antonio headquarters.