Asylum seekers are overwhelming shelters in some cities — can rental assistance help?

Jul 13, 2023
In Chicago, a lack of affordable housing, unwilling landlords and overstretched nonprofits can make the wait for an apartment a long one.
A truck filled with secondhand furniture at Chicago Furniture Bank's Brighton Park warehouse waits to be driven to deliveries across the city on June 14, 2023.
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For asylum seekers, access to the U.S. hinges on a phone app that's challenging to use

Jun 13, 2023
Some migrants have spent months logging on everyday, scrambling for an appointment through the CBP One app.
Above, Immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.-Mexico border on May 13. Each day, tens of thousands of migrants scramble to secure one of the 1,000 daily asylum appointments on the CBP One app.
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