Battle over immigrant youth center is bigger than Philly

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VisionQuest is trying to reopen its North Philadelphia location as housing for unaccompanied immigrant boys. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

VisionQuest is trying to reopen its North Philadelphia location as housing for unaccompanied immigrant boys. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

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VisionQuest, a for-profit company, wants to open a center in North Philly that would house 60 unaccompanied immigrant teen boys. WHYY’s Laura Benshoff explains why the city, immigrant rights groups, and some of the company’s own staff are pushing back — and why the battle is bigger than Philadelphia.

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