Chicago Sees Alarming Rise in Homelessness: Concerns Mount for Americans

Words of wisdom about life and tragic consequences in America can be found in unsuspecting places like the poorest Americans, who are found homeless on the streets of Chicago. Those who survive painful economic conditions could be the most intelligent people to ask about what is going wrong.

Also called “The Windy City,” it is an American city that has predominantly had Democrat mayors since 1931.

Homelessness in Chicago has been a persistent issue for years, with the city grappling with a significant population lacking stable housing. Factors like economic challenges, lack of affordable housing, and mental health issues contribute to this ongoing problem. Various organizations and the city government have been working on solutions, including shelters, support services, and initiatives to address the root causes of homelessness.

And those services may be taking on a new focus – trying to assist foreign invaders while Americans languish.

Ben Bergquam recently spoke with a homeless man on an investigation of how the border crisis is changing Chicago. While on location, Bergquam talked to an American man, who has lived mainly in Chicago while being homeless for his whole life.

The interview was noteworthy because the man was quite well-spoken about his situation and is definitely the kind of person most Americans would want charitable groups to help get back on his feet.

“What I found out about homelessness is that there are levels to this. There’s a first level where you’re like confused and disorientated, where you’re not accepting that you’re homeless. And then there’s a next level you realize you’re alone and mix them with drugs. So people don’t make it past the level of mental illness because they’re confused. Because then there’s level the level of realization and accepting and adapting and now struggling,” Antonio Rodriguez told Bergquam placing the blame of his situation on the cost of living and on inflation, adding, “You got stuff that’s overpriced.”

When asked if he supports Trump or Biden, Rodriguez answered: “Trump, Trump. By the way, I’m a Democrat. I was born and raised in the struggle of the Democrats. You know, I like Trump’s foreign policy, though. He’s a great politician who knows how to sway the masses. I don’t think the war in Ukraine would have happened. Trump just really puts America’s interest first, which is because he loves the American dream,”


At the same time, homelessness is rising; an illegal foreign invasion is building as well:

On Tuesday, CBS Chicago said more foreign asylum seekers were coming to Chicago. Over the weekend, CBS reported over 100 people arrived in the suburbs on buses before taking trains to the city.

Officials in those suburbs say they were given no heads-up.

As CBS 2’s Darius Johnson reported, a total of three unscheduled buses arrived over the weekend. At this time, more than 14,000 migrants are residing in 27 city shelters, and more than 300 are awaiting placement.

Saturday morning Fox River Grove says 38 asylum seekers got off a bus at the Fox River Grove Metra station. They were then provided tickets to get to Chicago.

Saturday night just after 9 p.m., a bus arrived in Elmhurst with 58 asylum seekers. Every person on board had Metra tickets and took a 9:13 p.m. train to the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

Elmhurst police say a second bus arrived shortly after with 33 more asylum seekers. They, too, had Metra tickets and boarded an 11:15 p.m. train to Chicago.

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance approving tougher penalties and fines if they don’t get a heads-up about buses. That resulted in 96 citations and one bus being impounded.

Since then, there have been more instances of migrants being dropped off in other cities over the weekend as well.

Last week, Aurora and Kankakee both received unscheduled buses with asylum seekers. To prevent this from happening again, the city of Aurora passed a similar ordinance to Chicgao, now requiring companies to notify them at least five days before a bus shows up and providing a detailed plan for the migrants as they arrive.

So placing these migrants is sort of like a game of hot potato, taking up resources and valuable time away from Americans who need help. As we reported here on Frontline, and as Bergquam reported on another American who is being turned out into the streets while government resources are being used to care for illegal immigrants:

And we know that what we see happening in Chicago is highly likely to unfold in many other American cities as homelessness grows and as more illegals come looking for a place to live.

Axios is writing about the topic as well:

And data confirms the growth patterns show an upswing:

The current edition of this 2022 report analyzes available data on homelessness. Key facts and data points include:

  • Homelessness has been on the rise since 2017, experiencing an overall increase of 6 percent.
  • In 2022, counts of individuals (421,392 people) and chronically homeless individuals (127,768) reached record highs in the history of data collection.
  • Unsheltered rates are also trending upward, impacting most racial, ethnic, and gender subgroups.
  • Homeless services systems continued to expand the availability of both temporary and permanent beds in 2022, but these resources still fall short of reaching everyone in need.

The State of Homelessness: 2023 Edition uses data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide an overview of the scope of homelessness in the U.S. on a given night in 2022 and illustrate emerging trends. Data in this report is pulled from HUD’s 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data and Housing Inventory Count data. Each section features interactive charts to display this data, with highlights discussed in the text of this report.

Heading into 2024 with no end to the Democrat’s border invasion, more people than ever are likely thinking of getting Trump back into the White House to solve the problems of the end of the American dream, like Chicago residents are reporting they see every day.

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