Residents of Chicago’s Brighton Park Neighborhood Protest Construction of Migrant Camp: “We Said No!” [Video]

by J Pelkey
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Once more, residents in Chicago are protesting against the construction of a migrant camp for illegal aliens.

During a public gathering in the Brighton Park neighborhood, irate residents criticized local officials and suggested that they had not been adequately informed about this development.

The meeting was well-attended, with a line of people waiting outside, who wanted to get in but were unable to.

Fox 32 reported:

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‘We said no!’ Tensions escalate at Brighton Park migrant meeting

Tensions escalated in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood during a meeting Tuesday evening over a proposed encampment for approximately 2,000 migrants.

Residents say they only found out about the project when they recently spotted construction crews working at the site. The discovery led to protests, and on Monday, city officials confirmed their intent for the 10-acre vacant lot, located at 38th and California.

“The City of Chicago has been identifying viable sites across the city to construct base camps as an alternative to new arrivals sleeping outdoors, at O’Hare and on the floors of police district stations as winter fast approaches,” the statement from the mayor’s office reads. “The site at 38th and California appears viable, and the intention is to construct temporary shelter at this site.”

The city’s statement confirmed speculation that the site would become Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first “winterized base camp” – after neighbors noticed construction equipment there.


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