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Written by Jan Olsen on Jun 26 2018 - 8:26pm
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 Guest (not verified) on May 28 2018 - 8:17pm
The #WhereAreTheChildren rally in San Antonio will be on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Guadalupe Plaza, 723 South Brazos St.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 20 2017 - 7:48am
Join Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio to raise awareness and be an advocate for the refugee community at an art event at Brick in the Blue Star from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 20, 2017. Admission is $15. See artwork by children from all over the world and learn about the culture and journey of each artist. All artwork is available for purchase. There will be a special performance by poet and story teller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz. Light appetizers included and cash bar available.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 28 2017 - 5:15pm
Watch video as Democratic members of Congress hold an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, to discuss the impact of Trump administration immigration policies on children and families.
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 jeremycash24 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 8 2015 - 6:48pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of Sept. 7 Texas school funding system punishes poor districts
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 26 2015 - 10:22pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of August 24. Congressmen call for end to family detention and private prisons
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 13 2015 - 8:29pm
Nearly 200 people attended an educational forum on family detention and community efforts to welcome and support asylum-seeking refugee women and children from Central America. The Aug. 19 forum at Whitley Theological Center was co-hosted by Interfaith Welcome Coalition, NOWCastSA, COPS/Metro and RAICES.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 24 2015 - 9:28am
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!