Village officials have contingency plans in place and are prepared to take any necessary and legal actions to implement permissible regulations to minimize the impact of illegal migration in Oak Brook.
Gale Graves, the vice president of community impact of United Way of Lake County, said after the formal portion of Thursday’s meeting she is receiving calls about more and more migrants in Lake County in need of services.
President Joe Biden is under growing pressure to curb record numbers of migrants crossing into the United States — not just from the usual Republican critics, but also from Democratic mayors and governors in cities thousands of miles from the border.
Aurora City Council members on Dec. 22 voted 9-1, with one present vote, to force any buses coming into the city with one-way passengers and dropping them off to apply for a permit from the city five days in advance of arrival.
With Metra and Pace operating at limited schedules, and temperatures falling more as winter progresses, officials seek to help ensure asylum-seeking migrants are dropped off in designated places at anticipated times.