The Tribune also told similar tales of illegals leaving to go back to their home countries — or at least to try some other American city — because the freebies they expected did not come to them fast enough or with as much bounty as they expected. Jose Nauh, 22, admitted that he came to Chicago because he heard the Democrat-run “sanctuary city” gave rich benefits and quick access to hot food, free living space and access to work, whether they have a work permit or not. But the waves of illegals that got there before him depleted those benefits. And what of all the tales he was told? Turns out, “that’s not true,” he said. Indeed, as Brayan Lozano, head of the volunteer group of the Police Station Response Team at the 1st District station, told the paper, “The word of the situation in Chicago is beginning to spread” and migrants in far-off places are being warned that Chicago is no longer able to handle any more illegals. Despite that, they keep coming. Chicago has been inundated with more than 15,000 illegals just since spring, and the city just doesn’t have the facilities for them. Thousands are shunted around from makeshift shelters, to warehouses stocked with blankets, and even to the floors of police stations. Anywhere they can throw down a blanket, they are being sent by city officials who have no capacity to care for them. “How many more months of living in the streets will it take? No, no more. It’s better that I leave,” Castejon admitted. Even the far left-wing governor of the state, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, has pleaded for Joe Biden to send him hundreds of millions in federal funding to handle the border crisis. Pritzker has even taken funding away from residents to divert it to care for illegals. The whole situation could not be more of an outrage. First, that these illegals flocked here because deep-blue Democrat cities like Chicago were so loose and quick to give away billions in tax dollars to lure people who refused to go through the legal process to get here. But also by so badly mishandling them when they came here anyway that they were left cold, hungry, homeless and without hope. This is the false promise of leftism so clearly displayed. Joe Biden and his Democrats created this mess. They should be tarred with this brush.
There are a countless number of migrants who have chosen to leave Chicago in recent weeks in their search for a better life. They’re looking for warmer weather, more resources or to reunite with friends and family in other places.https://t.co/mGpx1XQ3Ph— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 13, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.