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Cold hard floors, no privacy, asylum seekers make do at Chicago Police Stations

Recently arrived asylum-seekers from Venezuela have been staying at the 4th District Chicago Police Department station on the South Side. They say police have treated them well. L to R: Adriana Jimenez, Joana Diaz, Edwin Diaz and Jose Jimenez (far right) stand outside the station. (Their children are not identified)

Michael Puente

Cold hard floors, no privacy, asylum seekers make do at Chicago Police Stations

Recently arrived asylum-seekers from Venezuela have been staying at the 4th District Chicago Police Department station on the South Side. They say police have treated them well. L to R: Adriana Jimenez, Joana Diaz, Edwin Diaz and Jose Jimenez (far right) stand outside the station. (Their children are not identified)

Michael Puente

Cold hard floors, no privacy, asylum seekers make do at Chicago Police Stations

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott continues to send asylum-seekers crossing the border, many from Venezuela, by bus or plane to Chicago. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Michael Puente

Recently arrived asylum-seekers from Venezuela have been staying at the 4th District Chicago Police Department station on the South Side. They say police have treated them well. L to R: Adriana Jimenez, Joana Diaz, Edwin Diaz and Jose Jimenez (far right) stand outside the station. (Their children are not identified)

Michael Puente

   

For the past two weeks, Chicago officials estimate more than a hundred new arrivals per day are seeking shelter. Due to a lack of housing, a number of them are ending up at Chicago police stations.

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