Hundreds of migrants are hidden behind a black curtain at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport while their families sleep on the floor for up to 10 days at a time.
This influx of asylum seekers comes as Texas transported hundreds of thousands of migrants to Democrat-run cities in protest of federal border policies – resulting in many like Chicago hitting their housing limits.
Currently, 433 migrants are taking shelter at the airport, where black curtains are being used to hide the deteriorating humanitarian situation.
The video from the shelter, recorded by news nationshows children lying around the room and describes the harsh living conditions, with some migrants describing the situation as truly inhumane.
The makeshift shelter has substandard food such as instant ramen, no access to medical care, showers and laundry facilities, inadequate beds and no support for placing children in schools, it said Chicago Sun Times.
Since June, migrants have also been sleeping on the floor in Chicago police stations while awaiting access to suitable housing.
Hundreds of migrants are hidden behind this black curtain at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where asylum-seekers report inhumane living conditions and their families are forced to sleep on the floor for up to 10 days
Video from the shelter shows children lying around the room and describes the harsh living conditions, with some migrants describing the situation as genuinely inhumane
“While they find another place for us, some have been here for ten days. But people are moving on and the city of Chicago will take us in and find us places to live,” Rayberth, a Venezuelan migrant who has been living in O’Hare for almost a week, told NewsNation.
The overcrowded facility accommodates many children, far exceeding the city’s capacity.
“We are really in conditions here that are not at all humane.” “There are many children who suffer from stomach and intestinal problems because the food they get is not sufficient,” the migrant added to the News added nation.
Vianney Marzullo, a senior volunteer with the Police Station Response Team advocacy group, told the Chicago Sun Times that O’Hare was allegedly just a waiting place for incoming flights.
Chicago continues to struggle to accommodate that influx of thousands of migrants to the city. About 14,000 migrants have been transported to Chicago by bus since August.
There are currently 15 shelters for asylum seekers across the city. Another accommodation is scheduled to open next month on the south side.
Currently, 433 migrants are sheltering at the airport, forced to sleep on the floor behind black curtains designed to disguise the deteriorating humanitarian situation
A new video captured last week by FOX 32 in the Chicago Police Department’s 12th Precinct shows migrants still sleeping on the floor where beds were set up.
Last week, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a letter asking the federal government for help in streamlining work permits for asylum seekers.
“Chicago is nearing the one-year mark that has seen nearly 14,000 new migrants admitted due to politicians’ inhumane practices,” Johnson wrote on social media.
Meanwhile, Texas just yesterday dispatched its 12th busload of migrants to Los Angeles, just a week after the city decided to pursue legal action and a criminal investigation against the Lone Star state over the bus program.
The bus arrived at Union Station in Los Angeles Monday morning carrying 23 men, 20 women and 21 children.
The migrants come from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia and Venezuela.
In early June, the state of Florida picked up three dozen migrants in Texas and sent them on a private jet to the California state capital, where it surprised shelters and aid workers in Sacramento.
Earlier this year, DeSantis sent two planes full of migrants to the posh island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
The migrant crossings come after Title 42 ended in May, prompting an influx of people crossing the border into the United States.
The migrants housed at Chicago police stations say they are doing better than those in shelters
A Venezuelan migrant couple and their 17-month-old daughter rest in the lobby of a police station where they have been staying with other migrant families since arriving in the city on May 9
A Venezuelan migrant father changes his 15-month-old son’s diaper in the lobby of a police station
The migrant bus (like the one pictured above) arrived at Union Station in Los Angeles on Monday, carrying 23 men, 20 women and 21 children on board
The number of migrants arriving in the US has increased dramatically in 2022
The Title 42 Rules have been in effect since March 2020.
The restrictions allowed border officials to quickly send asylum seekers back across the border to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
US authorities have unveiled tough new measures to replace Title 42, tackling illegal border crossings while providing legal avenues for migrants to apply online, find a sponsor and undergo background checks.
The Biden administration has opened up new opportunities for migrants to enter the US legally as part of a broader strategy to discourage people from illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.
Migrants waiting in Mexico can use a smartphone app to apply for entry into the United States and later apply for asylum, but slots on the app fill up quickly.
Under another Biden program, Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans can apply to enter the US by air if they have US sponsors.
However, these routes do not offer the same benefits as refugees or a direct route to permanent residence and eventual citizenship.