Dante Nieto is a graduate student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. They specialize in ideological movements, immigration, and international politics.

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Faith Leaders Join Asylum Seekers’ Calls for Access to D.C. Resources

by Dante Nieto 02-24-2023

Maryuri, a recent migrant from Venezuela whose last name is withheld to protect her identity, speaks in front of the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., during a Feb. 22 press conference organized by Congregation Action Network to advocate for better migrant support services. Evan Robinson-Johnson/Sojourners.

Local faith leaders and asylum seekers gathered on Feb. 22 to demand that Washington, D.C., government allow asylum seekers to access resources available to the rest of the district’s unhoused population.