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Chaos and uncertainty loom as Chicago to evict 13,000 illegal immigrants from shelters

Blame games, hot potato and earlier postponements added to the uncertainty as thousands of foreign nationals were told their time was running out in Chicago.

From open arms to closed changes, blue state sanctuaries like the Windy City have been hit with a crash course in reality thanks to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) busing plan. Now, after repeated delays in removing more than 13,000 illegal aliens from taxpayer-funded shelters, many are expected to hit the streets by mid-March.

After facing pressure for an extension to get through the worst winter yet, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) reset the countdown to evictions at the 28 city-run shelters.

During a press conference in late January, Hizzoner had said, “We initially instituted the 60-day limit along with the state's announcement of additional resources for resettlement and case management because our shelter plan of temporary emergency was never considered as a long-term -term housing solution.”

“But we want to give each person and each family that has come to our city enough time to process their work authorization, find housing, start a new life in our great city,” he added.

According to Family and Support Services Commissioner Brandie Knazze, the first wave of nearly 5,700 foreigners were scheduled to be shown the door starting March 16. More than 2,100 were due until April, with the rest given a standard 60-day notice. allow the new arrivals to occupy the shelters.

Speaking to NBC News, a number of illegals who may have been hoping for an indefinite free ride upon their arrival expressed concern about what might happen if they can't secure jobs and housing before they get booted.

“I can't even sleep. I stay up all night thinking. It makes me sick,” Venezuelan mother of three, Maria Cinfuentes he said the exit “I don't have a job. My husband doesn't have a job. I don't know anyone here. How am I going to pay the rent?”

“I'm really stressed. What am I going to do? Where am I going to go?” said fellow foreigner Daniel Vizcaino, 20, who had reportedly been trying to get housing for months.

Illegals weren't alone in fearing what might come of the evictions, as Denver, Colorado, had announced similar plans that raised concerns in the suburbs that, once kicked out of metropolitan havens, outsiders would head for shacks.

“I met with my city manager, who was at the meeting, and there was no request for Lakewood to house the migrants,” Lakewood Mayor Wendi Strom said. “This has created a lot of frustration and anger in our community that isn't necessary. We're not making these big sweeping changes. And these would be changes that we would bring to the public if that was something we were going to do. But that's not happening.”


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