Bor­der crossers live on Chica­go streets after get­ting locked out of police sta­tion

A group of ille­gal immi­grants in Chica­go took their lug­gage, mat­tress­es, and fur­ni­ture into the street on Wednes­day after they were locked out of the police sta­tion where they were housed.
The immi­grants and their belong­ings appeared to spring up out­side the Chica­go Police Depart­men­t’s 1st Dis­trict sta­tion, which closed its doors to the immi­grants and emp­tied its lob­by, accord­ing to a report.
One immi­grant, iden­ti­fied as a Venezue­lan man, had been liv­ing in the sta­tion’s lob­by for an uncon­firmed peri­od.
As they were kicked out, the ille­gal immi­grants were direct­ed to remove their items from the sta­tion, and all that was appar­ent­ly offered to them was a portable toi­let, accord­ing to the report.
Police sta­tions in Chica­go have become a main­stay for hous­ing immi­grants as ille­gal immi­grants con­tin­ue to arrive.
At least 17,000 have come to Chica­go since August 2022, and shel­ters have swelled with 9,800 immi­grants.
Many of the ille­gal immi­grants have come as part of Gov. Greg Abbot­t’s (R‑TX) effort to bus immi­grants from the bor­der to Demo­c­ra­t­ic-con­trolled “sanc­tu­ary cities,” and Chica­go May­or Bran­don John­son said at least 22 bus­loads were expect­ed for Wednes­da …