Woodstock, Illinois, passed an ordinance to regulate buses dropping off illegal border crossers, requiring a five-day application filing, with fines for violations and impounding buses.
The town lacks resources to care for homeless migrants and aims to direct them to Chicago for assistance.
Woodstock joins other cities around Chicago in passing similar ordinances to limit or ban bus drop-offs for illegal migrants, in response to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s sanctuary city policies. (Trending: Hollywood A-Listers Revealed In Epstein Court Documents)
Two Chicago suburbs rejected busloads of immigrants that arrived from El Paso, Texas, over the past week as the city and Illinois as a whole continue to face an influx of illegal immigrants from the southern border.
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Woodstock City council member Gordie Tebo, said, “We don’t have the resources to do it. As much as we’d love to do it, we don’t have those resources.”
Woodstock Mayor Mike Turner, wrote on Facebook, “For the City of Woodstock, we determined that our approach would be to encourage and direct these migrants to accept transportation into the City of Chicago via train or bus so that they can make use of the City of Chicago / State of Illinois / Federal government resources available to provide assistance to them.”
Woodstock City Council member Melissa McMahon said, “We saw children, I would say, as young as 18 months to senior citizens, not prepared for this weather.”
“Saw a very nondescript, white tour bus kind of thing, and we were like ‘hmm,’ knowing what’s going on,” she continued.