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Chicago migrants crammed on sidewalk with belongings after being locked out of police station

Some migrants in Chicago were locked out of a police station where they were being housed as they gathered on a crowded sidewalk Wednesday with all their belongings, as the city was preparing for more arrivals. 

Outside the 1st District police station on 17th and State streets, migrants, along with mattresses, furniture, carpets and personal items were crammed on a sidewalk, Fox Chicago reported. The doors to the police station were locked and the building lobby was empty, the news report said. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Chicago Police Department and city officials.

Pritzker wrote that the number of migrant arrivals is “overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population.” 

“Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government. Most critically, the government’s lack of intervention and coordination at the border has created an untenable situation for Illinois,” the letter states.

Fox News Digital’s Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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