“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 the street gangs began taking notice.
She says the gangs began extorting her, eventually threatening her and her teenage daughter.
They left in the middle of the night a little more than a month ago to escape the violence.
‘Almost everyone that we’ve talked to and has stayed with us they have been targets,’ said John Garland, the pastor for San Antonio Mennonite Church.”
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Reporter: Zack Hedrick