A group of 38 migrants were dropped off by bus at the Fox River Grove Metra station early Saturday morning. | Photo: Nick Rusin

Officials say a busload of migrants from Texas were dropped off at a Metra station in Fox River Grove early Saturday morning and misled to believe they were in Chicago.

The Village of Fox River Grove said a group of 38 migrants were transported from Texas and dropped off at the Metra station in the village.

The individuals were told they had arrived in Chicago and disembarked from their bus just after midnight Saturday.

Police officers responded and provided the stranded migrants with access to a warming shelter, ensuring “some safety and comfort throughout the night,” village officials said.

A group of 38 migrants were dropped off by bus at the Fox River Grove Metra station early Saturday morning. | Photo: Nick Rusin

The Metra Police Department also assisted with the incident.

The village said arrangements facilitated by accompanying guides were made for Metra train tickets.

The migrants continued their journey from Fox River Grove to Chicago on the train by 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Village officials say they have been in communication with the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency concerning the incident and will continue to coordinate with them regarding the potential for future migrant transports.

The village said they are not the only municipality in the area dealing with these types of situations.

A group of 38 migrants were dropped off by bus at the Fox River Grove Metra station early Saturday morning. | Photo: Nick Rusin

Several other communities have encountered “similar challenges,” which highlights the need for a coordinated regional approach to ensure the safety and well-being of migrants and residents, the village said in a statement.

“The Village’s primary objective remains steadfast: ensuring the safety of any migrants brought to our community and facilitating their secure transition to Chicago, where appropriate resources are available,” the village said.

“The Village of Fox River Grove remains committed to upholding the values of compassion, safety, and community. The Village will continue to work diligently with all relevant stakeholders to address this incident and implement measures that prioritize the well-being of everyone involved,” the statement added.

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