A growing number of Chicago residents, neighborhood activists, and business owners — many of whom are Democrats — are blasting the city and state’s handling of the migrant crisis.
Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker in August 2021 signed legislation “expanding protections for immigrant and refugee communities and further establishing Illinois as the most welcoming state in the nation.”
The state has directed $640 million toward sheltering, feeding, and caring for the migrants. The city of Chicago, under Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson, paid out at least $138 million last year for similar initiatives, WTTW reported.
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