Chicago migrant spending approaching $300 million

With the city’s spending on non-citizen migrants increasing, criticism of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and his handling of the ongoing crisis also grows.

In the 11 months since Johnson took over at City Hall, data from the “New Arrivals Mission” website pegs such spending at nearly $300 million with more than 38,000 migrants having arrived in the city and around 9,700 still residing in city shelters.

Longtime local community activist Tio Hardiman, executive director of Violence Interrupters, argues enough is enough, especially with so little of the spending being fully accounted for and at least 90% of the business being doled out to just three vendors.

Chicago by Pedro Lastra is licensed under Unsplash
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