U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) said Monday that federal reimbursement for migrant-related expenses are coming, even if a bit delayed.
Around 300 people held signs, waved flameless candles, and listened to speakers at a Friday evening rally to protest conditions that migrants in detention centers face.
Of a $4.5 billion emergency funding package proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives, $60 million would reimburse cities that helped asylum seekers.
City staff and volunteers assisted around 250 migrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and Angola in the last week.
Most asylum seekers passing through San Antonio have been from Central America. Now, Congolese migrants need help finding a final destination.
Local nonprofit organizations always help migrants passing through San Antonio. The recent increase in number led the City to step in as well.
The emergency rule change comes as a caravan of Central American migrants is slowly making its way to the United States’ border with Mexico.
A Mexican reporter has been detained by federal officials despite having passed an initial test to determine whether he faces a “credible fear” back home.
Women from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala recount the horrors of fleeing the violence in their home countries and seeking asylum in the United States.