The City of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank, Catholic Charities, and United Way each received federal dollars for migrant-related expenses.
Federal contractor VisionQuest seeks to temporarily house unaccompanied migrant youth in an Eastside church’s community center, but the plan faces opposition.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar announced Monday that entities serving asylum seekers,including the City of San Antonio, can apply for reimbursements this week.
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.