Chaos, uncertainty loom as Chicago set to evict 13K illegal immigrants from shelters

Blame games, hot potato and previous postponements heightened uncertainty as thousands of foreign nationals were informed their time was running short in Chicago.

From open arms to tight-fisted turnabouts, blue state sanctuaries like the Windy City have been struck with a crash course in reality thanks to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) busing plan. Now, after repeated delays on evicting over 13,000 illegal aliens from taxpayer-funded shelters, many are expected to be out on the street by mid-March.

After facing pressure for an extension to get through the worst of winter, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) reset the countdown for evictions from the 28 city-operated shelters.

During a press conference at the end of January, Hizzoner had said, “We initially instituted the 60-day limit in conjunction with the state’s announcement of additional resources for resettlement and case management because our plan for temporary emergency shelter was never meant as a long-term housing solution.”

“But we want to give every person and every single family that has come to our city enough time to process their work authorization, find housing, start a new life in our great city,” he added.

According to Family and Support Services Commissioner Brandie Knazze, the first wave of nearly 5,700 aliens were slated to be shown the door as of March 16. More than 2,100 were slated through April, with the rest receiving a standard 60-day notice moving forward to allow for new arrivals to occupy the shelters.

Speaking with NBC News, a number of illegals who may well have expected an indefinite free ride upon their arrival expressed their concern about what might happen if they can’t secure work and housing before they get the boot.

“I can’t even sleep. I’m staying up all night thinking. It makes me sick,” Venezuelan mother of three Maria Cinfuentes told the outlet. “I don’t have a job. My husband doesn’t have a job. I don’t know anyone here. How am I going to pay rent?”

“It really stresses me out. What am I going to do? Where am I going to go?” said fellow foreign national, 20-year-old Daniel Vizcaino who had reportedly been trying for months to get housing.

The illegals weren’t alone in dreading what may come of the evictions as Denver, Colorado had announced similar plans raising concerns in the suburbs that, once kicked out of the metropolitan shelters, aliens would set out for areas to bilk.

“I have met with my city manager, who was in the meeting, and there was not a request for Lakewood to house migrants at all,” Lakewood Mayor Wendi Strom was reported as saying. “This has created a lot of frustration and anger in our community that is not necessary. We are not making these big sweeping changes. And these would be changes that we would bring to the public if that was something that we were going to do. But that’s not happening.”

Kevin Haggerty


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles