Immigration

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Recently released from immigration detention centers in Dilley and Karnes County, 500 women and children from Central America are now displaced. Area churches and organizations are working to support the women and children, most of whom are seeking asylum.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Almost 500 women and children asylum seekers from Central America are being bused into San Antonio on Monday.  They’ve been abruptly released from nearby immigration detention centers.


DACA Recipients Face Uncertainty Under Trump

Nov 14, 2016
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President-Elect Donald Trump told voters he plans to cancel some executive orders approved by President Obama. That could include an immigration policy that gives tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in Texas temporary deportation relief and work authorization. Texas Public Radio reports those recipients of ‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ or DACA now face an uncertain future.

Gage Skidmore / https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5440392565

During his presidential campaign Donald Trump promised to kill a number of initiatives President Obama has put into place.  TPR’s Shelley Kofler talked with two political consultants – a Democrat and a Republican – about how Texas might be affected if President Trump follows through.  They don’t always agree on whether Texas would be better off or worse.  But they do agree the impact on our state could be significant. 

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