Housing and Homelessness
After Media-Frenzied Welcome, Asylum Seekers Endure Hardships of Shelter
Daniel Parra |
The city estimates that around 6,300 asylum seekers have arrived via buses from the border in recent months. In addition to finding a safe place to stay, they must navigate access to medical care, keep tabs on their ongoing immigration cases and in some cases, attempt to reunite with family members they were separated from during their journeys. Some have left the shelter system altogether, citing safety concerns.