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Tukwila Asylum Seekers Moved Into Motels During Cold Spell

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With severe cold weather moving into the region, more than 100 migrants living in tents have been moved off the Riverton Park United Methodist Church camp ground. The non-profit “Save The Kids” will be housing these families in motels for the next four months. But the group emphasizes this is only a “bridge” until these asylum seekers can find a permanent solution. Meanwhile, Tukwila City leaders say at least 250 people were living at the church before this latest move. However, Pastor Jan Bolerjack says more migrants come each day asking for help, but she wouldn’t say if they were being turned away. Complicating matters, the migrants are allegedly telling friends and family members to come here to Washington state! They believe there are more resources to help with their transition from the border.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.