Hillary Clinton made a stop in downtown Austin Friday for a campaign fundraiser. And while the event was closed to the public, that didn’t stop dozens of immigrant rights activists from rallying in the streets in front of the “W” Hotel, hoping to gain a presence with the Democratic presidential front runner.
A non-binding legal opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton states that Texas can withhold federal funding to nonprofit refugee resettlement groups if these groups ignore the state’s security verification program for Syrian and Iraqi refugees being sent to the state.
Texas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set up a state licensing program for nonprofits that help settle refugees in the state. Senate Republicans are concerned about being left out of the loop when it comes to the city where these families are being placed by the federal government.
In countries around the world, refugees are trying to find their paths out of war zones. Here in San Antonio an organization quietly goes about the business of acclimating refugees to life in the U.S and they're using music to help.