The confirmation comes ahead of a community forum about the proposed base camp site Tuesday evening and after local Ald. Julia Ramirez (12th) released a letter distancing herself from plan.
I cringe when I hear Black folks spew anti-immigrant rhetoric. We know what it’s like to be “otherized” and accused of taking something away from another group.
The Chicago congressman says Abbott’s actions are a “large-scale human smuggling operation.“
Funded primarily by donations, one program would provide housing for up to three months, job placement by local unions and assistance from immigration lawyers.
The term has become conflated with policies that provide public benefits and resources, according to DePaul University’s Kathleen Arnold.
“I’m scared I will go into labor in the shelter,” said one Venezuelan mother-to-be. “But if I put my faith in God, I feel it will be OK.”
First Deputy Chief of Staff Cristina Pacione-Zayas talks with WBEZ’s Clare Lane about the city’s rapidly deepening migrant crisis.
Some are happy to offer a ladder to new arrivals. Others decry the lack of services for locals. About 400 migrants could move into an area shelter as soon as Tuesday.
The City Council debated everything from a major contract to house migrants in tents to the state’s communication with the city.
A trust fund is helping landlords provide rental assistance to the influx of migrants who have been bussed to Chicago.