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San Diego Is a Top Spot for Border Crossings. How Many People Arrive Only to Become Homeless?

The San Diego Union-Tribune

June 8, 2024

As San Diego remains the top spot for border crossings and struggles with limited shelter space for asylum seekers, many individuals find themselves on the streets, ultimately becoming part of the city's homeless system. "Providing respite shelter actually prevents individuals from being on the streets," said Kate Clark, Senior Director of Immigration Services at Jewish Family Service. "We are unfortunately caught between two broken systems: the immigration system and the homeless system."

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