Des Plaines welcomes asylum-seekers

By Isabella Grosso
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 10/1/2022 8:44 PM

A number of asylum-seekers on Saturday were given temporary housing in Des Plaines, according to a city news release.

The release does not say how many migrants the city is hosting or where they came from. The governor of Texas has been sending asylum-seekers to Illinois and other Democratic-leaning states in recent weeks.


City officials were made aware that the asylum-seekers were coming last week and have been in communication with the state of Illinois about the process, according to the release. The state has not asked the city to provide any resources, according to the release.

The city will collaborate with state and local officials to ensure the migrants' safety and give support, the release said.

"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," Mayor Andrew Goczkowski said in the release.

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