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San Diego Migrant Shelter Reaches Capacity

Central American migrants line up for a meal at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico,...

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Above: Central American migrants line up for a meal at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

San Diego Migrant Shelter Reaches Capacity


Kevin Malone, executive director, San Diego Organizing Project


The San Diego Rapid Response Network is asking state and local leaders for help to house migrants who have been released from federal custody while their requests for asylum are processed.

Since early November, the Rapid Response Network, a coalition of groups, has been temporarily housing migrants released from custody by federal immigration authorities. The group reports helping 1,700 migrants in the last month.

But the shelter is now at capacity as immigration authorities release migrants from detention more quickly than before and without travel assistance.

Kevin Malone, executive director of the San Diego Organizing Project, one of the groups running the shelter, discusses what's being done to house Central American asylum-seekers in San Diego, Wednesday on Midday Edition.


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