Deer Park enacts migrant bus restrictions

Deer Park has become the latest suburb to enact legal restrictions on charter buses trying to bring migrants from Texas to the Chicago area.

The village’s proposal outlaws unscheduled stops of buses from which 10 or more passengers disembark. Bus drivers will be fined $750 for each passenger.

Bus drivers also will have to buy licenses to deliver passengers to Deer Park if the majority of those passengers aren’t Deer Park-area residents. Licenses will cost $100.

Additionally, drivers must use certified mail to notify village officials at least 48 hours before dropping off passengers in town.

Exceptions exist.

Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, South Barrington, Elburn and Rosemont are among the other suburbs that have banned unscheduled bus drops to prevent buses originating in Texas from dumping migrants who crossed into the U.S. at the southern border here.

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