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Migrants from the Southern border

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Chicago.

Erin Hooley/AP

Migrants from the Southern border

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Chicago.

Erin Hooley/AP

Could Chicago migrants go to St. Louis?

Cities like Chicago and New York have more migrants than they can handle. St. Louis says it would like more migrants to come to town.

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Chicago.

Erin Hooley/AP

   

Migrants who enter the U.S. at the southern border often endure difficult weeks-long or months-long journeys through Latin America. More than 17,000 have arrived in Chicago in a little over a year, prompting officials to say the city can’t accommodate any more new arrivals. But that’s not the case in St. Louis.

Reset hears about efforts afoot in St. Louis to bring more migrants to their city.

GUEST: Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ race, class, communities reporter

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