Chicago Asylum Seeker Clips – June 12, 2024

St. Bart’s Shelter Opening

NBC Chicago: New Chicago migrant shelter a joint effort of governments, faith organizations

“In an agreement with the City of Chicago, Cook County, the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Zakat Foundation, the new shelter comes at no cost to the city.”

Chicago Tribune: Officials celebrate migrant shelter opening in Portage Park (gift link)

“Mayor Brandon Johnson and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood among Northwest Side elected officials Tuesday night hailing the opening of a shelter for newly arrived migrants in the Portage Park neighborhood as the city approaches the second anniversary of receiving buses of migrants from the southern border.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Migrants welcomed at newly opened shelter at former Catholic school on Northwest Side

“In April, Johnson’s office announced that the Archdiocese of Chicago would lease the school at no cost — months after church officials offered to house new arrivals rent-free. In turn, the city will sublease the building to the Zakat Foundation, which provides food, emergency relief and aid.”

WGN Chicago: New migrant shelter opens on Northwest Side amidst rising eviction problems

CBS Chicago: Migrant arrivals have slowed in Chicago, but new shelter opens as need continuesABC Chicago: Family shelter for migrants at St. Bart’s church opens in Portage Park

Fox 32 Chicago: Portage Park school converted into migrant shelter, hosting 300 migrants

Other Chicago News

Block Club Chicago: With CPS On Summer Break, Asylum Seekers With School-Age Kids Must Start Leaving Shelters

Block Club Chicago: Could ‘Newcomer Liaisons’ Help Migrant Students Struggling In Chicago Schools?

Chalkbeat/Block Club Chicago: 5 things to know about our recent investigation about migrant students in Chicago

National News

NBC News: Biden administration is considering protecting undocumented immigrants who are married to citizens

Associated Press: Mexico’s tactic to cut immigration to the US: wear out migrants