Abrupt Release From Detention Sends Many Immigrants Through San Antonio

Critics wonder whether the release is political; timed bring immigration to the fore as midterm elections approach.

By David Martin DaviesOctober 29, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

It’s 3 a.m. Saturday and Bertalina is shivering at the San Antonio Greyhound Bus Station. She and her son were released hours ago from a border patrol holding facility in McAllen and then sent to San Antonio.

Bertalina is one of several thousand asylum seekers suddenly released by U.S. immigration. And as a caravan of Central Americans makes its way to the U.S. border, San Antonio will continue to see a sudden surge in the number of immigrants, testing the limits of local non-profits to provide assistance.

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