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Migrant Resource Center

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The roof of a downtown San Antonio church collapsed overnight as heavy rains passed through the Alamo City.

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

A migrant resource center operated by the city and local charities is closing because the number of migrants arriving in the city has dropped.

Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

It's been five months since San Antonio opened its Migrant Resource Center downtown, and in that time tens of thousands of asylum-seekers have spent time in San Antonio before moving on to their final destinations. 

Congressmen Cuellar and Hurd speak at a press conference.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Democratic San Antonio Congressman Henry Cuellar said the number of migrant border crossings is sharply decreasing.  

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The city’s migrant resource center continues to help asylum seekers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and were transported to San Antonio. At least 27,000 people received a warm meal, a medical screening, a safe place to rest or travel assistance since March.

A multi-lingual volunteer gives blankets to migrant families at Travis Park Church.
Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

For families allowed to claim asylum at the Texas border, the first destination is almost always San Antonio, at least for a day. Over the last few months the flow became too much for Catholic Charities, so the city and a downtown church stepped in to help.