It is unknown at this time when the building will be opened to migrants.
The city recently received backlash from residents after opening former James Wadsworth Elementary School, near Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, as a temporary migrant shelter. The building opened in early February despite pushback from neighbors who were “willing to be arrested” in their protest to the project.
Residents of the neighborhood stood in front of the migrant-filled buses, urging the city to provide resources to locals rather than the migrants.
“The community feels disrespected, they feel as though they were not included, and they need answers today,” resident Jennifer Maddox told Fox 32. Read more…