San Antonio Bus Station Becomes Resource Center For Immigrant Families

Immigrants leaving ICE detention to gegin lives in the United States stop in San Antonio for assistance, food and information.

By Bonnie PetrieAugust 22, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The Greyhound bus station in San Antonio has become a resource center for immigrant families who show up with few belongings and little understanding of what’s next for them.

Several times a day, families looking nervous and lost tentatively step off buses from McAllen and the Dilley and Karnes detention centers. But they aren’t lost for long. Volunteers from the Interfaith Welcome Coalition are waiting. Standing among them is a nun, Sister Sharon Altendorf. She said they call them “the abuelitas,” which is Spanish for the grandmothers.

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