Residents of the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago are outraged over a proposal by the city’s mayor’s office to house migrants at the old South Shore High School.
At a recent community meeting, city leaders attempted to gather input from the public about the plan, which would see the school become one of three respite centers for migrants in the city.
However, the meeting was interrupted by upset residents who strongly opposed the addition of migrants to their community.
Some residents even organized a small protest prior to the meeting, demanding that the city focus on improving their own neighborhoods rather than taking resources away from them to aid migrants.
The mayor’s office has not yet provided any further updates on the plan.