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Des Plaines immigrants: about 80 immigrants arrived in the northern suburbs !

Des Plaines, Illinois (WLS) – On Saturday, about 80 migrants arrived in Des Plaines.

City leaders said state officials gave them heads up that the immigrants would come.

They are given temporary housing.

See more: Over 1,000 immigrants moved to Chicago area by Texas governor, city expects more arrivals

Des Plaines officials said in a press release Saturday that many immigrants are seeking asylum due to the dangerous conditions in their countries of origin.

“I am proud to represent a diverse and welcoming community like Des Plaines, and I am delighted that our state has the capacity and willingness to welcome these asylum seekers with dignity, compassion and open arms,” said Andrew Gozkowski, Mayor of Des Plaines.

As of last weekend, nearly 1,200 immigrants have flown into the Chicago area from Texas.

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