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VIDEO: Waiting for Asylum in the US – Visiting a Migrant Shelter in Tucson, AZ

Visiting a migrant shelter in Tucson, AZ
Visiting a migrant shelter in Tucson, AZ

Citizen Truth Reporter Jenna Mulligan is traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border and reporting on immigration issues.

In the latest video, Jenna visits the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson, AZ. The church recently converted into a migrant shelter for immigrants and asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States.

The shelter holds about 400 asylum seekers and since it opened in January of 2019, the church has welcomed thousands of immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and other countries through its doors.

Jenna also interviews Ali Hofer, a Catholic Community services coordinator at the Benedictine Monastery. Hofer discusses how the church takes in refugees that have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

Follow Jenna on Citizen Truth’s Twitter (@CitizenTruth_) and watch her videos on YouTube as she participates in a desert search and water drop, attends a court hearing at one of the three courts in the country participating in the fast-tracked immigration proceedings known as Operation Streamline, crosses the border into Tijuana and more.

Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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