Chicago Asylum Seeker Clips – May 20, 2024

Chicago Tribune: Miscommunication in migrant shelters leads to confusion and worry (gift link)

“The uncertainty this family of three went through this week is consistent with the experiences of dozens of others, who reached out to volunteers for help after being told in meetings with city officials that their shelters would close June 10.”

WGN Chicago: Biden speeds up asylum proceedings for migrants to Chicago, four other cities

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland said the new “Recent Arrivals Docket” will aim to process single adults through the immigration process in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta within 180 days.”

Axios Chicago: Maxwell Market returns to old stomping grounds

“The most recent market location, along Desplaines Avenue, now hosts the city’s landing zone for processing and temporarily housing migrants, making a return to that area problematic.”

CBS News: 6 men charged with staging robberies in Chicago area to get visas reserved for crime victims

National News

New York Times: A New Challenge for Asylum Seekers: Lawyer Shortages

Associated Press: Child migration through Panama’s dangerous Darien Gap is up 40%, UN report says