Residents of Chicago are increasingly attending community meetings all around the city to voice their displeasure about City Hall’s alleged “sanctuary” policies, which are “welcoming” large numbers of illegal immigrants into their communities.
For instance, residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood met last week to vent their rage and disgust at the deterioration of their community following the opening of a city-sponsored border crosser refuge in the area’s former Wadsworth Elementary School.
During the discussion, a lady reportedly advised members of the Chicago Police Department to “get on out there — head out there late at night, in the wee hours of the night — and witness what goes on.”
A different individual attacked the illegals directly, stating, “They disrespect us, they steal from us, and they harass us.”
One even cautioned that “street justice” may be used to address the problem as long as illegals keep acting out.
“Let me emphasize this: They have one more opportunity to deal with it; they otherwise will have to deal with this issue from the streets the next time it happens.” At the meeting, a guy informed the cops, “We’re taking over. Nobody will be able prevent us from doing to them what we are going to do.”
The residents of Woodlawn aren’t alone.
Brendan Reilly, an alderman for the 42nd Ward, was likewise prompted by constituent complaints to write a letter to City Hall saying that illegal immigrants living in a Loop hotel are causing disturbances in his area through drug use as well as sales, prostitution, loitering, trash, and unpleasant behavior.
According to Reilly, his constituents are “communicating with concerns regarding migrants loitering, dumping trash, parking their cars illegally, and spreading human waste all over the sidewalks outside the hotel.”
At neighborhood meetings, there have been several additional confrontations between angry locals and angry municipal officials.
Despite the protests of locals, Brandon Johnson, the freshly elected mayor of Chicago, placed over 300 border crossers in Wilbur Wright College towards the end of May.
Dozens of incensed locals attended a meeting in May to oppose the college’s conversion into a refuge.
However, it wasn’t the only school Johnson converted into a sanctuary for migrants. A sanctuary for some 400 border crossers along with illegal aliens was established at the city’s Richard J. Daley College in the past month.
It demonstrates that, given that they are really dealing with a wave of illegal immigrants, so-called “sanctuary” regulations that Democratic voters in the Windy City championed to project themselves as “tolerant” liberals have since fallen out of favor.
When just a small number of immigrants arrived in the region in 2017, locals were happy to have a “welcoming” community, but now that hundreds are seeking refuge, they are singing a very different, and far less accommodating, tune.