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How Chicago’s migrant crisis is testing what ‘sanctuary city’ really means

Thousands of migrants have made their way to Chicago over the last year. Today you’ll hear the stories of one migrant who’s seeking asylum in the city, an attorney who’s trying to help her, a woman who offers clothes and showers to people sleeping outside police stations, and more. WBEZ reporters Mariah Woelfel and Kristen Schorsch discuss what life is like for these migrants, the folks helping them, and what being a “sanctuary city” really means. Reporting in this story was from Mariah Woelfel, Kristen Schorsch, Tessa Weinberg, Claudia Morell and Manuel Martinez. Araceli Gómez-Aldana also contributed. Read their full report here.

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Thousands of migrants have made their way to Chicago over the last year. Today you’ll hear the stories of one migrant who’s seeking asylum in the city, an attorney who’s trying to help her, a woman who offers clothes and showers to people sleeping outside police stations, and more. WBEZ reporters Mariah Woelfel and Kristen Schorsch discuss what life is like for these migrants, the folks helping them, and what being a “sanctuary city” really means.

Reporting in this story was from Mariah Woelfel, Kristen Schorsch, Tessa Weinberg, Claudia Morell and Manuel Martinez. Araceli Gómez-Aldana also contributed. Read their full report here.

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