A number of migrants from Venezuela are heading back to their home country after spending time in Chicago. The conditions in the city’s migrant facilities were seen as so poor that they will travel back to the socialist regime facing serious inflation.
An article in the local press reported that a number of migrants who have spent five months in the city will be returning back to Venezuela. The news of returning back to the South American country comes as temperatures are falling in Chicago, which suffers notoriously bad winters.
The migrant interviewed by a local newspaper said that the “American Dream doesn’t exist anymore.”
Chicago has gotten so bad even the migrants (I mean, “asylum seekers”, of course) don’t want to be here…
“Chicago migrants return to Venezuela ahead of winter: 'There's nothing for us here' “ https://t.co/KzAvTXNrlj
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) November 13, 2023
The statement came after spending time in a city shelter and Chicago Police Department precinct.
“If we’re going to be sleeping in the streets here, we’d rather be sleeping in the streets over there,” the migrant said.
“We didn’t know things would be this hard,” the migrant said. “I thought the process was faster.”
The news of some migrants returning home came after a number of major cities received thousands of migrants since the end of the Title 42 migration policy began under President Donald Trump.
Chicago alone received more than 20,000 migrants.
The city has placed the migrants in a number of makeshift facilities, including the police stations and at O’Hare International Airport.
The situation has strained the governments of both Chicago and the state of Illinois.
Despite the welcoming attitude of new Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D), Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) said that the federal government was not doing enough to help the state handle the migrant wave.
“The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population,” the governor wrote. “Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government.”
A new member of Congress called upon other parts of Illinois to accept the migrants.
Rep. Jonathan Jackson (D-IL) said that since Illinois is a “sanctuary state,” the current migrant situation is “not Chicago’s burden alone.”