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Two immigrant families sheltering at the Central District police station in Chicago.

Two immigrant families sheltering at the Central District police station in Chicago.

Two immigrant families sheltering at the Central District police station in Chicago.

Two immigrant families sheltering at the Central District police station in Chicago.

Chicago is running out of resources, shelter for asylum seekers

Police stations have been turned into makeshift shelters where migrants are eating expired meal rations and sleeping on floors.

Two immigrant families sheltering at the Central District police station in Chicago.

   

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will continue to bus more migrants to sanctuary cities like Chicago over the next few weeks. But the city is already struggling to find shelter and resources for more than 8,000 migrants who’ve arrived in Chicago since August.

Reset learns more about the conditions asylum seekers are facing and what city leaders are doing to address the growing crisis.

GUESTS: Elvia Malagón, Chicago Sun-Times reporter covering social justice, immigration and income inequality

Mike Puente, WBEZ reporter covering Northwest Indiana, Chicago’s Southeast Side and south suburbs

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