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Hundreds take advantage of Tucson's new asylum shelter

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 01:18:24-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — An update on Tucson's new shelter for asylum seekers, which has been operating for about a week now.

Pima County provided space that had been used for juvenile detention to catholic community services.

The space replaced the temporary shelter in the former Benedictine Monastery.

The Pima County Administrator reports the new shelter has so far hosted 246 asylum seekers legally in the U.S. while their asylum claims are considered.

Chuck Huckleberry says Pima County may provide pictures of the new environment soon.