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Tent Cities In Northern New Jersey

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Meg Baker continued to search for tent cities across New Jersey.  After a viewer tip, she ended up at the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.

The latest tent city she found is located down a steep hill in the woods just beyond the train station on Paterson Plank Road and Congress Street.

Residents of this neighborhood claim that the tent city has been there for well over 10 years and is occupied by illegal immigrants.

Residents say the illegals live in while they work and save up money to eventually move into the surrounding communities of Jersey City, Hoboken or Union City.

The tents are located behind a billboard reading: "Chose New Jersey:  Highly educated perfectly located".

Police don't really bother the tent city dwellers and that may be because they are disguised amongst trees and aren't really that visible.

Chaser Ronica Cleary looked into a homeless encampment of sorts that's by Penn Station in Newark.  However, she says that this one is different from the ones  recently hilighted in Lake wood and Camden.

This is actually a community of homeless people that migrate from inside the train station in the daytime to an overpass at night. Reportedly, at night there are more than 100 homeless people sleeping and congregating underneath the overpass.

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