City of San Antonio no longer paying to transport asylum seeking immigrants to other parts of the country

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Asylum seeking immigrants are still being transported out of San Antonio but their ride is no longer being paid for by the city.

According to a report by FOX 29, the city is no longer fronting the costs of flying or bussing immigrants who have gone through the Migrant Resource Center.

The report includes a statement from the city’s Department of Human Services indicating that while the city is still paying for building maintenance and managing local transportation services for the immigrants, daily operations of the center has been taken over by Catholic Charities.

In July, August and September, the city paid more than $700,000 to relocate 2,538 immigrants.

While the city paid for the bus and plane tickets, Mayor Nirenberg tells FOX 29 that the city will be reimbursed by FEMA.


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