As the migration crisis unfolds, sanctuary cities and their suburbs find themselves at the epicenter of a growing migrant crime wave. Released migrants, after crossing the border illegally, are impacting communities, particularly in the Chicago area and New York City, where police report alarming increases in crime related to this population.
Oak Brook, a suburb of Chicago, has experienced a surge in migrant-related crimes, with Police Chief Brian Strokis reporting six felony arrests in a single day and a total of 49 migrant arrests since October 23. Chief Strokis emphasizes the significance of these incidents, stating that the migrant crime wave is a real problem, putting a strain on police departments.
Denver Mayor Mike Johnston expresses concern that his city is nearing a “breaking point” due to the influx of migrants, urging federal action and resources to address the situation effectively. The interview with Fox News’s Lawrence Jones highlights the need for work authorizations and increased federal support to manage the growing challenges.
Meanwhile, in New York City, the homeless population in shelters surges by an alarming 53% over the past year, driven by the continuous influx of migrants. The preliminary management report from Mayor Eric Adams underscores the impact of migration on homelessness.
Boston faces community backlash as Governor Maura Healey abruptly shifts a popular rec center in Roxbury to accommodate 125 migrant families, leaving local residents frustrated and feeling neglected. The move has prompted accusations of treating the neighborhood “like garbage” at a heated public meeting.
In a contentious move, the House passes a tax bill, spearheaded by Speaker Mike Johnson, expanding welfare for illegal aliens. Conservatives voice objections, citing concerns about handouts to illegal immigrants, particularly the expansion of the Child Tax Credit without stringent eligibility criteria. The move raises debates about its potential impact on migration trends amid record-high encounters at the border during the Biden administration.
Governor Laura Healey (D-MA) cries as she announces that she is converting Roxbury Recreation Center into a new shelter for illegals
Roxbury Recreation Center is utilized by hundreds of Boston residents every day, including many children and seniors pic.twitter.com/G5ZWIdCKOy
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