Chicago’s Black residents grapple with recent migrant influx

(19 Apr 2024)
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Chicago – 8 April 2024
1. Various migrants outside shelter

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Maywood, Illinois – 14 April 2024
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Chauncey D. Brown, Second Baptist Church of Maywood:
“The thousands of migrants that are being shipped to Democratic led cities, with African American mayors being pawned on to underserved communities is unfair both to the communities, but also unfair to the humanity that is forced into these neighborhoods, dropped off in the middle of underserved neighborhoods.”
3. Various of church patron entering church
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Reverend Chauncey D. Brown, Second Baptist Church of Maywood:
“But they’re underserved, homeless, there’s violent crimes at a high rate, and money is being found for those that are just getting here. But what about those who have been living in neighborhoods that have been stripped of banks, stripped of grocery stores, stripped of quality education, and all of a sudden there is a group that is coming in and it’s causing animosity between the citizens and the new generation of people that are coming in.”

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Chicago – 8 April 2024
5. Various of migrants outside shelter

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Chicago – 12 August 2020
6. Various of Chicago’s southside

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Chicago – 29 March 2024
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Wallace, Executive Director Equity and Transformation:
“When black people say, we want parks, that doesn’t mean that we don’t want X for migrants. And black people say we want jobs. That does not mean that we’re saying we don’t want job, some market. And so the conflating of the issues together, right, is part of the problem. “
8. Front of westside justice center
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Wallace, Executive Director Equity and Transformation:
“But I think a lot of the drivers for the migration of Black and brown folks is racism, right? And so, you know, our folks were leaving Jim Crow South.”
10. Various of Richard Wallace at his desk
11. Various of Richard Wallace outside Westside Justice Center
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Wallace, Executive Director Equity and Transformation:
“Similarly, I think people are coming here with hope to like, acquire living wages, acquire some, you know, some stability. And the only way that I feel like we can preserve that dream, right, is through building racial solidarity so that there is no competition.”

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Chicago – 2 May 2023
13. Various of migrant families at police stations.

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Chicago – 29 March 2024
14. Various of Richard Wallace outside Westside Justice Center
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Wallace, Executive Director Equity and Transformation:
“But the pathway to getting enough for everyone doesn’t come through division. It comes through solidarity.”

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Maywood, Illinois – 14 April 2024
16. Various of Second Baptist Church of Maywood choir
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Reverend Chauncey D. Brown, Second Baptist Church of Maywood:
“Chicago is and has more work to do, it being a sanctuary city. When resources are equally distributed, when resources are reaching the least of our community or those what are underserved, that when we become a sanctuary city. I will say at times for the African-American community and even our brothers and sisters that are migrants in shelters, it can seem like the sanctuary has turned into a hellhole."

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Chicago – 1 November 2023
18. Migrants receiving donations in the streets

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Maywood, Illinois – 14 April 2024

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