Immigration

AARON SCHRANK/TPR

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the release of hundreds of women and children from South Texas detention centers over the past week were scheduled as part of "normal operations"—and not in response to a court ruling last Friday barring such facilities from getting childcare licenses. Jonathan Ryan is executive director of San Antonio’s Refugee and Immigrant Center For Education and Legal Services, a group that assists these asylum-seekers. Ryan told TPR that the recent surge is far from routine.  

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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.


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