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New York City, Chicago suburbs turn their backs on migrant buses, say they cannot handle influx

Local officials in New York City and suburban areas outside of Chicago are fighting to prevent arriving busloads of migrants from dropping off migrants in their neighborhoods.

The ongoing illegal immigration crisis, which broke records in December with more than 300,000 people encountered at the border in a single month, is putting a strain on local communities as migrants travel north from the southern border by bus. I keep calling.

“When someone is seeking asylum, when someone is trying to take them in, we empathize. But we don't have the capacity to take them in,” said Reed Gusciora, mayor of Trenton, New Jersey. he said.

Encounters of migrants at southern border hit 302,000 in December, officials say

A group of immigrants deported from Texas get off a bus near a Greyhound station. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Groups of immigrants have been transported by bus and plane from southern states, particularly Texas, to protest.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott began busing migrants to New York City and other sanctuary cities last year. Mr. Abbott's office has since sent about 27,000 migrants into New York City, which he said was intended to ease pressure on besieged border communities.

Mayor Sam Joshi of Edison, New Jersey, announced on social media that he had “directed law enforcement and emergency management to charter buses to transport illegal immigrants back to the southern Texas-Mexico border.”

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Immigrants outside Eagle Pass, Texas

Migrants are flooding into Eagle Pass, Texas, waiting to be processed. (Fox News)

A highway sign near the Chicago suburbs of Grundy County, Illinois, clearly tells bus drivers: “No immigrant buses take this exit.”

Rural communities in the region say they are unable to care for the migrants, who often arrive at odd hours without supplies or next plans.

“I don't think this problem is going to stop,” Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley said. “We're a rural community. We don't have the same type of tax base that the city of Chicago can provide those resources.”

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Immigrants wave as a bus leaves for a refugee center outside Chicago's Union Station. (Anthony Vasquez/Chicago Sun-Times, via AP)

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Between December 1 and December 31, more than 302,000 migrants were recorded attempting to cross the US southern border.

Over 785,000 Encounters with immigrants It was the highest-ever first-quarter total reported since the start of the fiscal year on October 1.

Fox News Digital's Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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