SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Residents on San Antonio’s North side woke up Thursday morning to find out a new Migrant Resource Center had opened up in their neighborhood.
The center is located in a former CPS Energy customer service building on San Pedro Avenue, just a few miles from San Antonio International Airport.
City officials say the center will provide migrants with case management, food, rest areas and rides to overnight shelters or access to their continuing travel.
Nearly 200,000 migrants seeking asylum have come through San Antonio since April of last year.
The City says 600 migrants are bussed to San Antonio every day and 500 of them need a place to sleep.
Migrants can sleep at the resource center on a short term basis and are free to come and go as they please.
The City’s human services department says the center provides a singe point of entry instead of dropping them off at bus stations, airports or other places not equipped to handle the influx.
The City reportedly didn’t inform area residents and businesses about the center. It will be funded through a FEMA program.