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Shelter data pinpoints US destinations of asylum seekers : Shelter data pinpoints US destinations of asylum seekers

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SAN DIEGO - A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled.

Houston was the destination for 432 of 7,358 families briefly housed in a San Diego shelter from late October through June, 100 more than the second most popular spot, Los Angeles. The count reflects Houston's emergence as a primary gateway for immigrants, including many Central Americans.

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