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Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Councilwoman Sandoval’s Statement on Ensuring Asylum Seekers are Secure

CONTACT: Matteo Treviño, 210-323-2835


SAN ANTONIO (May 16, 2019) — Councilwoman Sandoval released the following statement after City Council approved the mid-year budget adjustment:


“Today reinforces what many of us already know: that San Antonio is a city that steps up and ensures that those who live here and those who pass through here are taken care of. Our residents are full of compassion—people know when it is our responsibility to help.


Earlier this year, many of us expected the flow of migrants to slow down. Now months later, there’s still no end in sight. The beautiful thing about local government is that we can respond nimbly and swiftly to changing conditions on the ground.


The funds we approved today amount to less than 100th of one penny from each San Antonio resident. That is not too much to ask to ensure women and children are safe and fed. We will continue to demand that Congress appropriate funds to reimburse communities like ours, McAllen, and many others currently dealing with this humanitarian concern.”