It appears that Chicago, much like New York City, is engulfed in an immigration crisis. The city’s mayor, Brandon Johnson, recently signed a $29 million contract with the security firm GardaWorld to build migrant camps in the Windy City, according to Forbes.
GardaWorld will reportedly provide “emergency logistics management and operation services that will set up shelter… and other necessary services for the new arrivals.”
Since 2022, Chicago has seen an influx of 11,000 illegal immigrants arrive in the city. This surge in migrants is expected to cost the city’s taxpayers over $300 million, as reported by Breitbart News.
Johnson recently announced his contract, as well as his plan to move nearly 2,000 immigrants currently residing in police stations at the O’Hare and Midway airports.
“The first of Mayor Johnson’s priorities is to replace the police stations with shelters forming a base camp,” Johnson’s office said in a statement, according to Breitbart News. “Using this contract enables the City to stand up the base camps expeditiously and more quickly move new arrivals from Chicago Police Department district stations as the weather begins to change.”
INSANITY: Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Signs $29 Million Contract to Build Illegal Immigrant Camps in the City https://t.co/XaeeQFek9K
— LeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) September 22, 2023
Chicago is just one of several cities across the U.S. that are dealing with an immigration crisis. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has consistently asked the Biden administration for some help with the migrants in the city, but his requests appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
Biden was recently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where he met with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) but not with Adams, the Washington Examiner reported.
Since 2022, New York City has taken in over 100,000 immigrants, of which 60,000 currently rely on the city’s housing.
“I’m very public. Everybody knows where I am … we release whether I am going to be with the president or not,” Adams said during a press conference, presumably criticizing Biden.
“I am hoping that [the president] understands this beautiful city that’s the economic engine of the entire country is being saddled with $2 billion that we spent already, $5 billion we’re going to spend in this fiscal crisis, and $12 billion in the next two budgetary cycles. New York doesn’t deserve this. The asylum-seekers don’t deserve this,” Adams added.