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Chicago residents berate officials over crime from illegal aliens at shelters: 'They disrespect us; they rob us; they harass us'
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Chicago residents berate officials over crime from illegal aliens at shelters: 'They disrespect us; they rob us; they harass us'

Residents of a Chicago neighborhood angrily denounced their local officials over the crime overflowing from illegal aliens at a shelter, and some are threatening vigilante violence if nothing is done soon.

More than 50 residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood attended the community meeting at Apostolic Church of God to express their outrage over prostitution, drug dealing, and violence from a migrant shelter set up at the former Wadsworth High School building.

"I would ask you all to go out there — go out there at night, in the middle of the night — and see what goes on," said one woman in tears.

"They disrespect us; they rob us; they harass us!" said another woman.

City officials said that about 583 migrants were being housed at Wadsworth, most of them from Venezuela. Residents said they had seen drug use and illicit sexual activities committed by migrants.

At least one resident threatened that the residents would take care of the problem if officials refused to do anything about it.

"Let me say this — they've got one more time to deal with it, because otherwise, next time they deal with it, they're going to deal with it from the streets," he said to approval from the crowd.

"We're going to take over," he added. "Nobody is going to be able to stop us from what we're going to do to them."

Many of the migrants have been bussed in to Chicago shelters from Texas by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Residents demanded that city leaders dedicate more attention from police officers to the crimes being committed by illegal aliens out in the open. At one point in the heated community meeting, police had to step in to break up an argument between some of the residents.

City leaders said they were looking into adding more staff members to the shelter to make sure migrants who broke the rules or the law faced appropriate consequences.

In May some residents filed a lawsuit to prevent officials from housing migrants at a shuttered high school. Some were quoted as saying, "Build a wall!" in reference to former President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Here's the video of the angry residents:

Neighbors in Woodlawn frustrated with migrant shelter 'disruptions'www.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.