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    DFSS Comm. Brandie Knazze speaks during a news conference on the migrant shelter limit policy Monday. [Don Vincent/The Daily Line]

    A day after Mayor Brandon Johnson announced his administration would postpone a policy that limits temporary stays for migrants in city shelters to 60 days, the City Council Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights held a subject matter hearing on the conditions and operations of the shelters. 

    Related: Johnson announces another delay of 60-day limit for migrant shelter stays, evictions pushed back to March

    During Tuesday’s hearing, Deputy Mayor for Immigrant, Migrant and Refugee Rights Beatriz Ponce De León said the city was working in collaboration with the state and Cook County to develop “a shared strategy … to address this mission together, looking for ways that we can leverage our combined resources and expand shelter capacity outside of Chicago.”

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