Saturday, September 16, 2023

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Used as a Migrant Shelter as Crisis Overwhelms City: ‘Like a scene from Mad Max’; Mayor Johnson Proposes Plan to House Migrants in Camps with Military-Grade Tents; Johnson Warns Cost of Migrant Crisis Could Exceed $300M

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport used as a migrant shelter as crisis overwhelms city: ‘Like a scene from Mad Max’:
Chicago leaders are facing backlash over hundreds of migrants being housed at O’Hare International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports.
Chicago reporter William Kelly joined “Fox & Friends” Thursday to discuss what the city has been experiencing as a result of the influx of migrants.
More than 400 migrants are reportedly being housed in a section of the airport, hidden from public view behind black curtains, up from 31 at the beginning of August.
Kelly said the airport is one of only 18 migrant shelters in Chicago and that homeless Americans are no longer allowed to stay at the airport.
The city previously struggled with an influx of homeless people at the airport but initiated a crackdown earlier this year after then-Mayor Lori Lightfoot faced criticism.
“Mayor Johnson campaigned as the people’s mayor. Sadly, the people are telling me that he’s the migrants’ mayor,” said Kelly.
Kelly said he does not think the same security and background checks that Americans go through at airports apply to migrants.
Meanwhile, the city continues to struggle with crime and to recover from the coronavirus lockdowns. --->READ MORE HERE
Mayor Johnson proposes plan to house migrants in camps with military-grade tents:
The City of Chicago is working to solidify housing plans for more than 1,000 asylum seekers and migrants who are currently being housed in police station lobbies across the city.
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson plans to relocate nearly 1,600 migrants and asylum seekers to winterized base camps where they would be housed in large military-grade tents.
The mayor answered questions about plans to create tent-style housing for migrants and asylum seekers at an unrelated press conference Friday morning.
“We’ve identified multiple locations around the city that can be suitable to treat the families and individuals, who by law are seeking asylum constitutionally, legally, to have a place that recognizes their dignity,” Mayor Johnson said.
Over the past year, more than 13,000 asylum seekers have been bussed from Texas to Chicago, creating a humanitarian crisis in the city. While 16 shelters have been opened, hundreds of migrants are still without permanent housing, staying in police stations and terminals at O’Hare International Airport.
“My plan is to move with expediency, families out of police stations into housing and shelters that is more suitable,’ Mayor Johnson said. --->READ MORE HERE
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++++Johnson Warns Cost of Migrant Crisis Could Exceed $300M in Briefings to City Council Members on Plan to House Migrants in Tents++++++

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