Art Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers at ICE Facilities in Texas

The state of Texas is home to 11 detention facilities for immigrants who have entered the United States. Many of these immigrants are women with small children, running from situations in their Central American home countries that put their safety at risk. Some attempt to sneak past Immigration and Customs…

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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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My friend went to Greece and the Syrian refugee crisis became personal

It wasn’t until mid-October when the Syrian refugee crisis became more than a far removed idea for me. My friend, Ryan Thomas, called to tell me he was moving to Greece for three months to help the Syrian refugees. I froze at these words. I was paralyzed with fear for…

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Thailand: Immigration and the Hill Tribes

It’s hard to believe that just two short months ago I was sleeping on the floor in a small room of a homestay in the highlands of Northern Thailand. Reflecting back on my wonderful adventures. during my study abroad trip in Chiang Mai brings back a flood memories and emotions.…

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Who is Margaret Costantino?

Conducting my first interview as a journalist for Voicebox Media was very rewarding. I was able to sit down with Margaret Costantino, the director of the Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio. We chatted for an hour and talked about the different things that make up her organization. She was extremely inspiring and…

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