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Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran’s Statement on Approval to Support Asylum Seekers Traveling through San Antonio

CONTACT: Kellie Rose Alcozer, 210.207.7008


SAN ANTONIO (May 16, 2019) – Today City Council authorized two allocations from the general fund contingency to continue to support the ongoing aid efforts from San Antonio Food Bank, Travis Park Church, and Catholic Charities to assist asylum seekers, to match community donations to these agencies on a 1 to 2 basis. On Monday, the United States Customs and Border Protection agency notified City Council that San Antonio would continue to see increased numbers of asylum seekers transiting through our city.  Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran issued the following statement:


“I support this Humanitarian Aid effort in allocating dollars from our general fund to support and move families comprised of mostly women, infants, and children seeking safety as they travel to their sponsors and move other cities,” said Viagran. “San Antonio will always open its doors to those in need and my commitment to be supportive in assisting these families’ shows my empathy and understanding on a humanitarian perspective.”