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Holiday help for families with uncertain future

Coalition members surprise immigrants with Christmas gifts

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SAN ANTONIO – A coalition of local churches comes together to make this an easier Christmas for immigrants.

About a dozen families released from the immigrant detention facility in Karnes County arrived at a bus station in San Antonio where they'll wait for their immigration hearings.

But there to greet them were people from the Coalition with Backpacks to hand out Christmas gifts to detainees.

"We're here with the Interfaith Welcome Coalition to offer them a phone call, to offer them some backpacks, some diapers, and some basic necessities because a ot of them have really long bus journeies to different parts of the US," said Mohammed Abd Ollhi, Interfaith Welcome Coalition. "And they're just, really just dropped off out of the back of the van. So we're just here to support the immigrant families."

The group plans to continue giving care packages to immigrant families and they are seeking donations to help with that effort. If you would like to purchase gifts in effort to spread cheer click here for a list of items.