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750 Migrants Have Come To Chicago From Texas So Far. Here’s How To Help Them

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said Chicago will need help to shelter and care for the migrants as they build lives in the city or prepare to move elsewhere.

Migrants disembark a bus at Union Station after a 25-hour-long ride from Texas on Sept. 9, 2022.
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CHICAGO — More than 750 migrants have now arrived in Chicago from Texas, according to the city.

Texas started sending busloads of migrants from Central and South America to Chicago at the end of August. State and local officials have repeatedly slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for the move, saying he hasn’t communicated about the needs of the migrants and he has sown chaos and treated refugees inhumanely.

But Abbott continues to send asylum seekers here; as of late Monday, more than 750 people have arrived since Aug. 31, according to a city news release.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said Chicago will need help to shelter and care for the migrants as they build lives in the city or prepare to move elsewhere. Chicagoans can register to volunteer with migrants online.

The city has also released a list of items it needs for refugees and where they can be donated.

The city will continue to support asylum seekers arriving here, and officials “appreciate the interest” Chicagoans have shown in helping people in need, according to the news release.

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