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Chicago mayor plans to relocate nearly 1,600 migrants from police station to tents before winter

Chicago’s Mayor Brandon Johnson plans to relocate the city’s nearly 1,600 asylum-seeking migrants currently living in police stations to winterized camps with big tents before winter.

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Johnson said the relocations will happen “before the weather begins to shift and change.”

Each of the massive tents will be able to hold up to 1,000 migrants, the mayor said, and under his plan the camps will provide meals as well as recreational and educational programming.

Chicago and other cities have struggled to house and provide services amid an influx of migrants bussed from Texas, an initiative by Gov. Greg Abbott to push back on federal immigration policies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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