Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday after a surge of new migrant arrivals in the city, in hopes of getting federal and state money to help the city respond to the crisis.
Hundreds of families have been living out of police stations and city buildings after Lightfoot said they were “inhumanely” bused to Chicago. CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman had the story on what it’s been like for police.
There are more than 70 migrant families staying at the Chicago Police Department’s 12th district station. CBS 2 had the opportunity to hear some of their stories and hear from police who said they’re at a breaking point.
Dozens of families sit outside of the 12th district police station on the Near West Side. Everything they own, pillows, blankets, strollers, is stacked on the sidewalk.