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City Council Votes to Spend $51 Million for City Asylum Seekers

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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The City Council voted 34-13 for $51 million in emergency services and housing to be disbursed for asylum seekers in Chicago. But it was not without great consternation and tension from gallery members at the city council. Since the first bus arrived in August, more than 8,000 women, men and children have come to Chicago. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has overseen the shipping of these asylum seekers from Southern border towns to Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Here in the city, the influx of these persons has triggered a...

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