As the migrant crisis hammers the rest of the country a liberal neighborhood is furious immigrants will be moving in.
What they don’t realize is they are getting the policies they voted for.
Chicago residents are taking legal action against the city over a proposal to house migrants in a vacant high school. J. Darnell Jones, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss his concerns surrounding the plan and the lack of transparency in the city’s decision-making process.
Last week, a group of residents protested the city’s plan outside the school, citing concerns over its impact on safety within the Black community. Jones said during the protest, “Why would any leader put our Black communities already riddled with crime, at further risk by placing unvetted, non-taxpayers steps away from our seniors, our children, and our homes we’ve worked so hard on our own to secure?”
South Shore community advocate Natasha Dunn also echoed Jones’ concerns, saying community members are “extremely dismayed by the city of Chicago’s inability to control and develop safe parameters around housing migrants” that were relocated to the city.
If the plan proceeds, the city will likely house hundreds of migrants at the South Shore High School where individuals will have access to food, shelter and showers. The lawsuit is ongoing and the residents are asking the city to provide more information and involve the community in the decision-making process.
“We have been redlined, Jim Crowed, pushed out,” advocate Natasha Dunn shouted during the protest. “Enough!”
“It’s safety and transparency,” Jones said. “We’ve had a problem with police response in our neighborhood in the past, so to bring someone in and say that they are going to have police presence for… 24 hours a day does a couple of things. First of all, it’s a slap in the face to those of us who have not had police presence when we needed it.”
“Secondly, it provides a resource to someone who does not pay taxes in our community when we have been starved of those resources ourselves,” he continued. “So those are primary concerns, however, to offer us a plan of safety within the building, in the facility where the migrants will be, but not a plan of safety outside in our community, where they will be most of the time, is problematic.”
I would be willing to bet that neighborhood strongly voted for the polices they are dealing with. You get what you vote for.