Des Plaines migrant news: About 76 migrants sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott arrived in north suburbs
DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) — Seventy-six migrants arrived Saturday in Des Plaines.
City leaders said state officials gave them the heads up that the migrants would be coming.
They are being given temporary housing.
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Many of the migrants are seeking asylum due to dangerous situations in their home countries, Des Plaines officials said in a news release Saturday.
“I am proud to represent a community as diverse and welcoming as Des Plaines, and I am pleased that our state has the capacity and willingness to welcome these asylum seekers with dignity, compassion, and open arms,” Des Plaines Mayor Andrew Gozckowski said.
As of last weekend, nearly 1,200 migrants had been bused into the Chicago area from Texas.
Chicago, together with Illinois and Cook County, and nonprofit partners, have welcomed 1,934 asylum-seekers who arrived on buses from the Texas border, the city said.
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