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City Inside/Out: Tukwila church becomes ground zero for asylum seeker crisis
City Inside/Out: Asylum Seekers

Scores of asylum seekers are arriving daily in the United States. In Washington, the epicenter of the crisis is a modest Tukwila church with 400 people encamped in its parking lot. The city has declared a state of emergency, and nonprofits and authorities are scrambling to find a humane local solution to a global humanitarian problem.


Daniel Vingo, Asylum Seeker

Pastor Jan Bolerjack, Riverton Park United Methodist Church

Palmira Figueroa, OneAmerica

Hamdi Mohamed, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

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