La Posada Recipient of AIM Media Texas Charities


La Posada Recipient of AIM Media Texas Charities

La Posada Providencia is thrilled to announced it has been named one of fifteen recipients who will benefit from the AIM Media Texas Charities campaign. AIM Media Texas, which owns the local publications Valley Morning Star, The Monitor and The Brownsville Herald, recently launched this fundraising effort to help the most needy population in the

Valley Morning Star: Author to present her book, ‘Rescuing Regina’

By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD Staff Writer HARLINGEN — Regina and David Bakala were living quiet lives in Milwaukee several years ago when immigration officials suddenly showed up at their door. The agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement were there to take Regina Bakala into custody for deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her

Valley Morning Star: Family flees violence in El Salvador

By FERNANDO DEL VALLE Valley Morning Star SAN BENITO — A woman who was taken in by a San Benito shelter says she and her 10-year-old son fled El Salvador after extortionists threatened to kill her and her family. Lora is not her real name. She is fearful that her family could be in danger

NPR: A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide

By Steve Inskeep “La Posada Providencia shelter, an unassuming cluster of buildings near the border in San Benito, Texas, has in the past year received people from about 20 countries, such as Albania, Romania, Nepal, India, and China. When we visited, we chatted with men from Somalia and Cuba. And we ran into three Ethiopian

NPR: Borderland Interactive Timeline

You have no idea what people will do to reach the United States — until you hear their stories. I heard some at La Posada Providencia shelter. You could live in San Benito, Texas, a long time and never notice it was there. This Catholic shelter welcomes some of the most recent arrivals to the

Valley Morning Star: Shelter welcomes funds amid influx

By PAULA ANN SOLIS Staff Writer With no end in sight to the overwhelming influx of immigrants from Central America, one shelter, La Posada Providencia in San Benito, has found a source of temporary relief in a $25,000 grant. The gift was awarded by the John G. and Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation based in Corpus

Texas Public Radio: The Surge In Immigration From Central America

By David Martin Davies For the immigrant refugees of Honduras their goal is to reach the Texas-Mexico border. But as many discover when they reach the Rio Grande Valley, that’s not the end of their journey. A fortunate few will be able to rest, recover and refocus at La Posada Providencia, an emergency shelter for