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Philly Mayor Speaks About the Need for Congress to Do More for Asylum Seekers

Emma Lee

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined counterparts from other cities calling for help from the federal government. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports part of the request is help for the asylum seekers being sent to their cities from Texas.

(Original air-date: 1/20/23)

WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald is a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who has worked in the region since the mid-1980s. Tom started in commercial radio covering the MOVE standoff with police for WFIL-AM. He was also City Hall Bureau Chief, covering government and politics for more than a decade, for WWDB-FM.