'Desperation will lead to chaos': Sanctuary city mayor tells residents to 'sacrifice' for illegal immigrants coming to the city

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CHICAGO, IL – Chicago’s new mayor, Brandon Johnson, just announced that the city will be moving roughly 1,600 illegal immigrants currently being house in police stations around Chicago’s different precincts into tent cities.

As Law Enforcement Today has recently reported, residents are continuing to push back against the city’s efforts to house the influx of migrants being bussed to Chicago. It is that push back that led Johnson to tell residents that they would need to “sacrifice,” saying that things could be much worse if they do not.

But those words contradict what he recently stated, saying that “the immigrant community contributes to our economy, infuses vitality into our neighborhoods, and enhances the cultural fabric of the greatest frickin' city in the world.”

Johnson, a Democrat who ousted Lori Lightfoot form the Mayor’s office, is altering his stance, according to the Liberty Daily website.

“These families are coming to the city of Chicago," he recently stated. "If we do not create an infrastructure where we’re able to support, and quite frankly, contain these individuals who have suffered a great deal of harm, individuals who are desperate, if we don’t provide support for these individuals and these families, that type of desperation will lead to chaos.

"There is a great sacrifice that is going to be required in this moment, sacrifices we are prepared to make to ensure that this city is not chaotic and is not riddled with desperate people. We can make sure that we invest in people that have been marginalized in this city under previous administrations while also staying true to our values.”

Echoing the sentiments of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Johnson also told the Chicago Sun-Times, “I’m not going to accept the notion that the city of Chicago is going to be destroyed. We are a city of big shoulders. We’ve been through difficult moments and challenges before. And we’re gonna get to the other side of this.”

Border state governors, like Texas’ Greg Abbott and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, have started bussing immigrants to self-described sanctuary cities across the country after more that 1.93 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border during fiscal year 2023.

This is on the heels of an additional 2.3 million and 1.7 million encounters in fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Adams recently addressed the immigrant crisis in New York City, saying, “Never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this.

This issue will destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month…people all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City.”
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