(PartiallyPolitics.com) – In Chicago, a city led by Democrats and known for its sanctuary policies, there’s a growing wave of frustration among its inhabitants. This discontent stems from the influx of undocumented immigrants, which is believed to be placing a heavy burden on the city’s resources and overshadowing the needs of less affluent communities.
During an appearance on “FOX & Friends,” the former interim director of ICE, Tom Homan, shared his insights on a recent event where Chicagoans vocally opposed their city’s stance on immigration. This public displeasure was evident during a city council meeting when Alderman Anthony Napolitano of the 41st Ward questioned the citizens on their city’s sanctuary status, which led to a vocal outcry of opposition from the attendees.
Alderman Anthony Beale of the 9th Ward highlighted the financial toll, citing expenditures reaching $40 million a month. Notably, African American citizens comprised the majority of the disgruntled crowd, voicing concerns about the financial focus on undocumented immigrants.
Homan pointed out the frustration within the Black community, particularly among local church leaders who feel neglected. He drew a stark comparison between the support offered to the city’s struggling residents and the aid given to undocumented immigrants, who benefit from free meals and lodging, all financed by taxpayers.
According to Homan, such sanctuary policies compromise the safety of the community by preventing local law enforcement from collaborating with ICE to manage individuals who pose a public safety risk.
While city officials recognize the acceptance of over 19,000 migrants since August 2022, the need for aid doesn’t end with them. The city also acknowledges that there are more than 68,000 individuals without homes in Chicago, all in need of assistance, especially with the harsh winter ahead.
A Chicago resident, Cata Truss, expressed her frustration to FOX News host Jesse Watters, particularly with the migrants being housed in places like O’Hare Airport and other public spaces. This sentiment mirrors the upset displayed at a city council meeting with the new Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson, where residents made it clear they felt overlooked and are now pushing back against the officials they believe have long taken them for granted.
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