Secret shelter helps asylum-seeking migrants

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thousands of asylum-seeking migrants, who would have been left on San Diego’s streets, have been helped by a secret shelter.

San Diego’s ACLU executive director Norma Chavez Peterson took KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez inside the county’s emergency migrant shelter, in a location we cannot disclose.

She says the shelter has helped more than 7,000 migrants, mainly women and children from Central America, as they apply for asylum.

While KUSI crews were rolling, federal agents dropped another bus load of people off, but this wasn’t always the case.

Last year, under direction from the Trump Administration, the safe release program ended.

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