A suburb located in the city of Chicago, has declared a state of emergency on Thursday after the arrival of over 100 illegal migrants in the area, proving once again that the whole idea of being a “sanctuary city” is unsustainable. Conservatives, of course, understand this, but liberals continue to shove their heads in the sand and pretend that these problems aren’t real. This can only be done for so long, folks.
According to the Daily Caller, “The Village of Oak Park is caring for more than 100 migrants that needed shelter amid cold temperatures, according to the press release from the local board. The migrants were largely living outside of a Chicago Police Department station. The Chicago suburb approved $150,000 on Oct. 30 for migrants in addition to $150,000 in grant funding from Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, according to the press release. Village Manager Kevin J. Jackson also opened an emergency operations center Nov. 1 to help migrants get shelter.”
Guess who has been helping the local community deal with this influx of individuals into the neighborhood? It’s not the government. It’s faith-based organizations, who have been providing migrants with medical care and transportation to places they need to go.
However, some local leaders in the community have now asked those who reside in the area to push the pause button on donations of needed supplies and meals as there is now a plan being put in place to help migrants in the short-term.
“Following the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Wednesday, the Village’s emergency response plan to this situation remains in development. Once solidified, officials expect to put out a call to the community for ongoing support to address the needs of the migrant population,” the village board went on to say in a statement.
“Federal authorities at the southern border have seen a surge in illegal immigration in recent years. The number of migrants that got into the U.S. either after law enforcement apprehension or by running from authorities is larger than the populations of 11 states, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of fiscal year 2023 data found,” the Daily Caller said.
Chicago is royal mess and the reason for that is the ridiculous left-wing policies that have been applied to the city for decade upon decade. The real question I have is why in the world the people of Chicago continue to vote Democrats in office who continue to push the very same policies that have ruined it? Continuing to do the same thing over and over while expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.
And it’s absolutely nuts to not try a different set of policies, maybe those based on conservative principles, instead of trying the same stuff, which is clearly not working. You simply cannot continue to take people into your community and provide them with “free stuff” because it puts a huge strain on resources, as this story makes clear.
The idea of sanctuary cities needs to die. Illegal migrants need to be sent back home and a wall built to discourage folks from trying to come into the country through the back door.
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