SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. J-B Pritkzer says the state is looking for more federal assistance with the influx of asylum-seeking migrants being sent to Illinois.
Pritzker says the busing of migrants from Texas to Chicago has created a humanitarian crisis, and that Illinois will do all it can to help. That includes pushing for more federal dollars through an $800 million appropriation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“We’ve not received enough of that yet, and I think that there will be more grants given in the next month, I am told. But, we’re going to fight hard for it, we deserve it…we’re doing everything that we should do to provide food, clothing and shelter to those who need it,” Pritzker says.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has declared a state of emergency as more migrants are expected to arrive, saying the city has reached a breaking point.
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May 11, 2023 at 08:32AM