Joe Biden’s immigration policy has been an unmitigated disaster.
His administration has essentially instituted open borders.
And Biden’s border crisis caused a shocking meltdown in Chicago.
The Democrats were perfectly comfortable allowing border states to deal with the endless stream of illegal aliens flowing into the country.
Blue-state mayors and governors would virtue-signal about being “sanctuary” jurisdictions while small border towns had to absorb hundreds—sometimes thousands—of new arrivals each week.
But red-state governors like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott exposed the hypocrisy of the Democrats by sending migrants to sanctuary jurisdictions, and forced Democrats to put their money where their mouths were.
And it’s been a disaster for the left.
Democrat executives and legislators have spoken about being overrun and stretched beyond their resources.
Chicago is one such city.
If Chicago cannot handle an influx of migrants, imagine what Laredo, Texas, has to deal with routinely.
And Chicago residents are voicing their frustration.
Residents of the predominantly black Woodlawn neighborhood were furious over migrant shelters coming to their community.
They expressed their anger in a community meeting with Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor, Deputy Police Chief Stephen Chung, and Department of Family & Support Services Commissioner Brandie Knazze.
During the meeting, one resident said of the migrants, “They disrespect us, they rob us, they harass us.”
Another resident explained, “I would ask you all to go out there – go out there at night, in the middle of the night – and see what goes on.”
According to her and other residents, migrants are loitering, partying all ours of the night, littering, engaging in prostitution, and fighting residents.
In a heated exchange, one man told city officials, “Let me say this – they’ve got one more time to deal with it, because otherwise, next time they deal with it, they’re going to deal with it from the streets. We’re going to take over…Nobody is going to be able to stop us from what we’re going to do to them.”
NEW: Chicago residents finally realize what it means to vote Democrat as their city is being overran by illegals.
Some residents are even threatening violence.
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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 29, 2023
Chicago votes overwhelmingly Democrat, and the leadership at the top of the Democrat Party does not intend to do anything to curtail the problem.
This isn’t the first time Chicagoans have voiced their frustration on the issue.
When migrants initially came to the Woodlawn neighborhood in the spring, one community leader said at a gathering, “Politically, having over 500 people in our community will completely wipe out any interests we have. Are you aware that there are immigrant advocates at statehouses all over this country who are advocating for noncitizen voting in local elections? What if that happened here? That would change the mindset of what we as a black community need to thrive here in Chicago. That’s a concern of ours. This is much bigger than the mayor of Chicago, or the Chicago police department. This is an effort to destroy our neighborhoods and silence our voices even further.”
Donald Trump and other border hawks in the Republican Party have made the same argument about the country writ large.
Chicago’s newly-elected Mayor Brandon Johnson is even more radical than Lori Lightfoot – which is saying something.
Alderwoman Taylor said of Johnson, “We need to get a handle on it now…and because the city never had a real plan, it’s been an opportunity. [Mayor Brandon Johnson] hasn’t been in office 90 days yet, so they’re working as hard as they can and as much as they can to put a plan together for everybody.”
The “plan” will undoubtedly be more of the same.