An essay on why Central Americans are fleeing their home countries

In 2014, thousands of unaccompanied children and women from Central America sought safety in the United States, specifically finding sanctuary in Texas. More than 10,622 unaccompanied children and 16,329 adults with children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in June alone last summer. The asylum-seekers primarily come from three countries- Guatemala, El…

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San Antonio welcomes Central American refugees

Tucked alongside I-10 in the busy city of San Antonio sits a picturesque building: the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. Mary Grace Ketner, the church liaison since 2009, is no stranger to both the San Antonio area as well as an advocacy issue that is panning across the…

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