Over 1000 Venezuelan Illegal Aliens Arrested for Committing Crimes in Chicago during 1st Quarter

The latest crime figures have revealed the devastating impact on Chicago from floods of illegal aliens arriving in the Democrat-controlled “sanctuary city.”

During the first three months of this year alone, over 1,000 illegal aliens from Venezuela were arrested for committing crimes in Chicago.

The news comes amid widespread outrage over additional taxpayer money being used to feed and shelter illegal border crossers.

In the first quarter of 2024, Venezuelan illegal aliens were recorded in the crime figures for:

  • 609 arrests for driving/traffic offenses
  • 9 violent felonies
  • 75 violent misdemeanors
  • 313 other offenses listed as non-violent
  • 9 other crimes listed as unknown or not listed

The figures were revealed in an analysis of the city’s crime and arrest data by The Chicago Tribune.

The data is limited to adults arrested by Chicago police and does not include juveniles or anyone arrested by another agency.

The arrest data also does not say when those Venezuelan nationals arrived in the United States.

However, Chicago, like many other “sanctuary” cities and states, has been flooded with illegal aliens under Democrat President Joe Biden’s open border policies.

The report comes as there are continued signs of agitation and anger at the migrant influx and the response by local government officials to it.

The Chicago City Council recently voted 30-18 to approve a request made by Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson for an additional $70 million in taxpayer funds to help deal with the ongoing migrant crisis.

That money is on top of a $150 million assigned to migrant care in the budget already.

According to Johnson’s office, the city has at its peak been dealing with more than 2,000 migrants coming in a week.

Nearly 40,000 have arrived since August 2022.

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Mayor Johnson’s office said the funding request was to ensure the city is prepared “should there be any sudden increases in new arrivals sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.”

The city aims to provide “basic necessities” including food, shelter, medical care, education, vaccines, case management, and resettlement support.

Abbott has bussed migrants to multiple “sanctuary” cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

The Texas governor says that they should bear the brunt of a national migrant crisis he believes they have encouraged with their policies.

The U.S. has been in the grips of a migrant crisis now in its fourth year.

Last fiscal year, there were more than 2.4 million migrant encounters at the southern border.

The knock-on effects in cities across the country are having significant political implications.

In Chicago, the council meeting to approve the extra funding was accompanied by significant backlash from residents who say the money should be being spent on the community itself rather than migrants.

“The main objection is that there seems to be no end in sight,” activist P Rae Easley told Fox News in an interview last week.

“Every three or four months, there seems to be some new vote for a massive amount of taxpayer funds to be allocated to the illegals, and we have to put a stop to it, or it’s going to bankrupt our city.”

READ MORE – MAGA Hat-Wearing Black Chicago Residents Blast Democrat Mayor over Migrant-First Agenda

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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