Hundreds of asylum-seekers spent part of Christmas Eve in a downtown parking lot here without knowing where they’ll end up next. Lawmakers and immigrant rights groups scramble after ICE releases hundreds of migrants without alerting local shelters.
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“Trump’s border policy has squeezed asylum seekers at both ends. Officials stress that migrants ought to present themselves legally at ports of entry, while asylum seekers at ports are forced to wait days or weeks for entry to the US." - Dara Lind
"We are making this sacred journey to call on our government to stop the unacceptable practice of imprisoning immigrant minors, and ensure protection for those seeking refuge within our borders.”
Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp
Undocumented workers fund public schools and local government services by paying sales and property taxes like everyone, estimated to be $11.7 billion a year. In 2013, they contributed $13 billion per year to the Social Security retirement trust fund
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