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Benito Miller (right) receives women and children upon their release from detention by U.S. immigration authorities in San Antonio, Texas, on December 2, 2015. The women fled violence in Central America with their children and were detained upon their arrival in the United States. When released, they were transported to San Antonio by bus, then Miller took them to a shelter run by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and supported by a coalition of San Antonio churches. Shelter staff and volunteers help the women and children with food, clothing and a secure place to sleep until they can make arrangements for travel onward to stay with relatives elsewhere in the U.S., pending a final decision on their request for asylum. Miller is co-coordinator of the shelter.