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WATCH: Horror stories at the U.S. southern border

IWC Volunteers, consider this your homework before your next shift! This mini-series gives us a better understanding of how much trauma our asylum seekers have gone through.   Series made by Anne Lewis and stories are told by Jennifer Harbury, who recounts her encounters with asylum seekers and border patrol.   Anne Lewis, the documentarian,…

San Antonio Officials: Migrants From Congo With Ebola Were Not Sent to City

“San Antonio officials were forced to hold a press conference on June 11 to dispel false reports from right-wing figures and conspiracy theory websites that migrants from Congo with Ebola had been sent to the Texas city. San Antonio has seen an influx of Congolese immigrants seeking asylum in recent weeks, and officials did put…

Trump Dumped Thousands of Immigrants in San Antonio. The City’s Response Was a Lesson in Kindness.

“When it’s up close and personal, people do a better job separating the politics from the people.” “Catholic Charities USA and Interfaith Welcome Coalition had been assisting migrants at an average of about 50 a day. This was different. “We had surges of 150, then 250 and 300 people coming in one day,” Bridger said, “and (the…

Network of local churches opening home shelters to support migrants

“A network of local churches that make up the Interfaith Welcome Coalition are helping shelter the influx of migrants traveling through San Antonio. We spoke with a woman from Honduras who used to make and sell her own tortillas. We’re not revealing her identity to protect her safety. She says business was going well, when…

San Antonio City Council approves emergency funding to help migrants

Read the full San Antonio Express-News article here. Reporter: Silvia Foster-Frau 

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Interfaith Welcome Coalition

This week we visited a Social Justice Camp at Bethany Congregational Church. The weeklong camp for 9-12 year olds was developed by a new school organizing in San Antonio, "The Gathering Place." Campers had prepared interview questions to learn more about IWC and other groups they'd invited. Lenna, Mary Grace, Jo, and Sr. Denise were impressed by what they saw on the walls and by the kids themselves--the quality and sophistication of their interview questions and their listening and follow-up questions and comments. ... See MoreSee Less

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