Some Chicago residents may be experiencing buyer’s remorse after flaunting a sanctuary city status and declaring illegal immigrants would be welcomed there.
Reality seems to have struck as an image from what is purportedly the 12th District police station in the Windy City was posted on social media showing the “inhumane” scene of migrants sleeping on the floor as they await a permanent solution.
Today at the 12th district police station in #Chicago
These conditions are inhumane. This is dehumanizing to the people living here and not conducive to migrants, officers and citizens who are seeking police service.
You would think with all of this time and funding, Chicago… pic.twitter.com/0WHlccb2Pg
— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) August 28, 2023
“The city has struggled for almost a year to find a more permanent solution for the influx of migrants still arriving from the southern US border. The migrants have traveled thousands of miles from countries throughout Central and South America and from Mexico,” CNN reported last month. “Attempts by the city to place the migrants in community colleges and high schools have been met with fierce resistance from residents at community meetings in those neighborhoods.”
Mayor Brandon Johnson is facing increasing pressure to do something about the situation and demands grow to know what has happened to the $51 million in migrant aid that the Chicago City Council approved in May.
John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, had a better idea than using the city’s police stations to house the scores of migrants who entered the US illegally.
“I don’t think there’s one single one of ’em living in City Hall — whether it’s on the county lobby floor or the City Hall floor. There’s certainly plenty of space to put a couple hundred in there, but I don’t see that happening in their workspace. But they certainly have no problem putting ’em in our workspace,” Catanzara said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Why be a hypocrite?”
He revealed that the migrants are even using police district addresses to receive their mail. “They now have CPS out there recruiting migrant children to register for CPS just to have that number in the next two weeks to grab as much tax revenue as they possibly can. Whether these kids come to school or not, they don’t care. This is all a big game to far too many people,” he told the outlet which noted that just in the last week, “the number of new migrant arrivals who’ve taken up temporary residence at Chicago police stations has increased 6% to 1,100.”
Social media users unleashed their fury at the situation:
This is what Chicago sanctuary city voters want, happy for everyone involved!
— BowTiedKong (@BowTiedKong) August 28, 2023
Police stations aren’t in existence to be shelters for illegal immigrants. They exist for a specific purpose…to protect the people.
— Jen (@IlliniJen) August 28, 2023
Unacceptable, yes. But what’s even more unacceptable is why they are allowed into the country in the first place!
— PugDad (@agolemon66) August 28, 2023
And then when citizens can’t walk in to report crimes the city boasts “Crime is down!”
— Rich Seng (@richseng) August 28, 2023
send the home… how many Americans really want them here? I have a hard enough time paying my own bills… If my money needed to be taken from me, id rather it be for vents or even our homeless, I cant afford to subsidize people from other countries…
— sketchymicro54 (@sketchymicro54) August 28, 2023
Democrats doing a great job keep it up
— Mark Hernandez (@MarkieTrill) August 28, 2023
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