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Dem-On-Dem Hostilities: Chicago Mayor Blames Migrant Crisis On His Predecessor

Brandon Johnson
  • Mayor Brandon Johnson is blaming the growing migrantcrisis in Chicago on his predecessor Lori Lightfoot, saying he “inherited” the influx of immigrants from the previous administration.
  • Johnson criticized Lightfoot during a press conference on Tuesday announcing the “Unity Initiative,” an interfaith partnership between 17 churches agreeing to take immigrants in from police stations.
  • Like many Democratic-led cities, Chicago has received 20,000 immigrants over the last 14 months from southern border states. Thousands of these immigrants are staying in airports and police stations as the Johnson administration looks to put up permanent housing before winter.
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