Members of the predominantly black Chicago neighborhood of Woodlawn recently told Mayor Lori Lightfoot that they do not want illegal migrants dropped into their community.
Lightfoot is apparently planning to use a school in the neighborhood to house recently arrived migrants.
These folks know that this would put a burden on their already scarce resources. Who can blame them for objecting?
Red State reports:
Majority-Black Chicago Community of Woodlawn Protesting City’s Plan for Migrant Shelter in Their Neighborhood
A community on Chicago’s south side is protesting the city’s decision to plant a “migrant shelter” at an abandoned school there.
The community of Woodlawn is majority black, and residents are saying their community is already overwhelmed with issues ranging from crime to being flooded with illegal drugs. They are calling for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to relocate the illegal immigrants, most of whom are presumed to be from South America, to Latino-majority areas of the city. In particular, Little Village, which is a largely Mexican community.
The woman in the video calmly explains:
“I am here because I am a child of Woodlawn. I was born and raised in Woodlawn. And I am speaking on behalf of the people that are here and the ones that’s not here…We are very disappointed in this decision that Mayor Lightfoot has made to place these migrants in our community without our permission,” one woman told reporters.
“Please withdraw your decision to put the migrants in our community. There’s plenty of room in Little Village for their people. Please, speak to Little Village and take them over there. We are not hating on anyone but we’re loving on Woodlawn,” she added.
The woman said the neighborhood is already struggling with the scourge of fentanyl and “we don’t need anything else to add to the struggles we already have.”
Watch the video below:
Woodland residents gather to protest against the opening of a shelter for migrants at a former school in the neighborhood.
“There’s plenty of room in Little Village for their people,” a resident said. pic.twitter.com/d4sRGIQTH3
— Laura N. Rodríguez Presa (@LAURA_N_ROD) January 5, 2023
Lightfoot deserves to be voted out of office.