Video footage from a town hall-style meeting in Chicago has captured a powerful plea from a local black resident to “close the borders” of the city. The resident expressed concern over the influx of illegal aliens being transported deep into the United States from their points of arrival along the southern border.
During the meeting, the woman questioned why the borders of Chicago or the state of Illinois couldn’t be closed. Her question received applause from the audience. In response, a local politician blamed the federal government and the state of Texas. The politician claimed that the federal government approves asylum claims, and Texas transports illegal aliens from the border to the US interior.
The woman continued to question whether they could refuse to accept more illegal aliens. However, the politician stated that Chicago is helpless and must continue accepting them until the federal government instructs them to stop.
It is worth noting that Chicago has been a sanctuary city since 1985, when former Mayor Harold Washington, a Democrat, issued an executive order prohibiting Chicago authorities from enforcing federal immigration statutes. This designation has attracted Latin American drug cartels and street gangs to the city. Recently, black residents have reported incidents of racial accosting by newly-arrived Hispanic illegal aliens.
The situation in Chicago mirrors what is happening in New York City, where busloads of illegal aliens are regularly unloaded. Local authorities in New York City, like their counterparts in Chicago, have struggled to handle the influx of destitute individuals. As a result, residents have faced the consequences both financially and emotionally.
In some instances, students in Upper West Side dormitories in Manhattan have been relocated to accommodate the housing of illegal aliens. Additionally, public schools have been converted into temporary migrant-housing facilities. The impact of this has been significant and alarming for the city’s residents.
Reports have emerged of illegal aliens brought into New York City from the southern border being involved in heinous crimes such as rape and attempted murder, particularly targeting children. These incidents highlight the risks associated with unregulated and unchecked immigration.
The video footage and the woman’s plea at the town hall meeting have sparked a conversation about the need for border control and stricter immigration policies. Residents are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of unauthorized immigration on their safety and quality of life.
The challenges faced by cities like Chicago and New York City underscore the importance of addressing immigration at both the federal and state levels. It is crucial to find a balance between compassion for those seeking asylum and the necessity to protect the well-being and security of local communities. Only through comprehensive immigration reform can these issues be effectively addressed and resolved.