Now, that Mayor Johnson has a better understanding of the situation with migrants, he is working to get them out of police stations. Last year, Texas Governor Greg Abbottbeganbussing migrants to Chicago according to the New York Post as Texas was seeing migrants cross the southern border daily.
Mayor Johnson asked the City Council to identify at least three areas where the tents could be erected according to WTTW News.
Over 2,000 migrants are currently sleeping at police stations and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The city expects to spend $255 million according to NBC 5 as the City supports migrants. As the City builds the tents this will only add to the overall cost.
“I have no idea how we can pay for this because, in my opinion, this is just the tip of the iceberg. … We’re gonna have to get this money from somewhere. I think it’s unsustainable and it’s gonna be impossible to pay for.”
In a news conference last Friday, September 8, Mayor Johnson said:
“So the sacrifices that will be required in this moment will be necessary from all of us, every single level of government.
“Look, I can tell you that the cost of inaction will be far more substantial.”
Mayor Johnson is prepared to move on to the next level to support migrants.
You can see more details on the tent in this video:
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