Liberal City is So Bad…Immigrants Are Heading Back Home
In the city of Chicago, Illinois, a situation is developing that truly highlights the hypocrisy of sanctuary cities. Migrants from Venezuela, who came to the United States in search of better opportunities, are now considering returning to their home country. Yep, you heard that right. The conditions in Chicago have become so dire that these immigrants believe they might be better off in their homeland, despite its political and economic turmoil.
Chicago has long been known as a sanctuary city, offering protection against detention or deportation for undocumented migrants. As a result, thousands of illegal immigrants were sent there, notably by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. However, things are rapidly changing for these migrants due to the harsh winters, lack of migrant infrastructure, and apathetic support from locals.
The Daily Mail reports that since August last year, 20,700 migrants have arrived in Chicago from Texas. One such migrant, Michael Castejon, 39, and his family have been sleeping on the floors of police stations and shelters because he couldn’t afford to pay rent in Chicago. His work permit took too long to arrive, and even with city vouchers and rental assistance, it wasn’t enough to sustain his family. He felt it was better to return to Venezuela, despite its harsh government.
This situation is not unique to Castejon. Hundreds of illegal aliens from Venezuela were found sleeping on the streets of El Paso, as reported in September. The shelters were so full that they ran out of room. Despite the Biden administration’s promises, millions of illegals have poured in since January 2021, overwhelming the system.
Chicago’s situation reveals the emptiness of the sanctuary city promise. When put to the test, these cities are failing to provide the support and infrastructure needed for these migrants. It’s a clear sign that our immigration system needs serious reform, not just empty promises.