Call it an asylum, a place of refuge, Detroit's own Ellis Island -- the Freedom House has, since the 1980s, housed and fed and fought for the rights of asylum seekers, persecuted in their own nations, who find their way to the Detroit-Windsor border seeking safe haven. But since losing a major grant, the future of Freedom House is now in crisis. Says Metro Times' Jack Lessenberry:
So they are scrambling to just keep afloat, while they reapply for
the grant they lost and try to come up with other sources of funding. Personally, I think the best thing that could happen would be for
Freedom House to be able to expand its operations, and work to settle
many more deserving asylum seekers in Detroit. Those are precisely the
folks who could rebuild the devastation into a city.
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