DuPage County, IL – In a significant influx of asylum seekers, DuPage County has witnessed the arrival of over 2,000 individuals since December 14th.
According to DuPage County officials these asylum seekers, traveling on 49 buses, have been arriving at train stations in the county, as reported by the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM). In collaboration with state, regional, and local partners, OHSEM is ensuring these new arrivals are safely transported to their destination in Chicago, Illinois.
County Board Chair Deborah Conroy emphasized the collaborative effort to ensure the safety and security of both the asylum seekers and county residents. Asylum seekers are being guided to Chicago’s “landing zone,” the only designated location in the state for such individuals.
Residents who wish to offer support through donations or sheltering can find more information at chicago.gov/support, reflecting the community’s strong response to this humanitarian situation.