Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Chicago Democrat Demands Officials Nix 'Sanctuary City' Status As Migrant Crisis Overwhelms; Meet the Black Chicago Democrats Who SUED Progressive Mayor Brandon Johnson for Housing Migrants in Park That's 'crown jewel' of Their Community - and Won

Chicago Democrat Demands Officials Nix 'Sanctuary City' Status As Migrant Crisis Overwhelms:
A Chicago government employee and Democrat activist has called on city officials to drop its sanctuary city status, months after suing the city last October after Mayor Brandon Johnson began setting up migrant shelters in now-packed warehouses, and a "field house" at Amundsen Park, a popular location for youth sports that's been rendered unusable.
Cata Truss told Fox News on Wednesday that Democrat voters like her are growing increasingly frustrated.
"There is no moneys to take care of the migrants, nor is there moneys to take care of the people that are there. And so we have a mess on our hands," she said, arguing that Windy City residents are upset over the city's prioritization of migrants over low-income residents, and that "no one was willing" to speak with her after contacting Democratic elected officials.
"If you are all not willing to sit down with us, if you're not willing to talk to us, why should we continue to support you?" she said. "A lot of us [Democrats] are jumping ship." --->READ MORE HERE
Meet the black Chicago Democrats who SUED progressive mayor Brandon Johnson for housing migrants in park that's 'crown jewel' of their community - and won:
Two lawsuits by black Chicago residents have forced the city to abandon plans to use community buildings as migrant shelters.
Chicago is struggling to care for more than 35,000 asylum-seekers bussed in from the border by Texas Governor Greg Abbott over the past 18 months.
Shelters in converted warehouses are filled to the brim with new arrivals living in poor conditions, leading to the city commandeering other venues.
Among them was a field house at Amundsen Park, in Austin, where local youth are kept out of trouble playing football and kids go to daycare.
Residents were furious their neighborhood's 'crown jewel' would be taken away to house migrants and after protests failed, a few tried something else.
Cata Truss, a government employee and Democrat, and Gerald Harris, who coaches the teens in football at the park, sued the city with their neighbors last October.
Handwriting the lawsuit in a notebook, she argued the field house was 'designated for recreational use within the community' and nothing else.
Truss said she was also angry Mayor Brandon Johnson's government shelled out more than $250 million caring for migrants when her community is in poverty.
'There's a humanitarian crisis in the black community. But every time we have a need in our community, we're told that there are no funds. There's no money for us,' she told The Free Press.
About 28 per cent of the neighborhood lives below the poverty line, and residents complain funding to improve their lives is hard to come by.
Harris said with 70 percent of the teens he coached coming from households with a single mother, he was a 'surrogate father' to many of them and the neighborhood needed the football program. --->READ MORE HERE
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