Chicago Residents Sue to Stop Tent City

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readDec 5, 2023

The city is running out of room for the busloads of immigrants still arriving weekly and city residents are running out of patience.

A sticker that reads “Mayor Johnson is Building Donald Trump’s (Garda) World” related to the migrant situation Chicago is facing from border States.

Migrant showdown in Chicago: Two residents set to face judge as they SUE city officials to stop them from housing migrants in public schools, parks and police stations,” reported Germania Rodriguez Poleo for the UK Daily Mail on November 27, 2023.

The claimants filed the suit in September, and it is now coming to a head.

“More than 24,000 migrants have arrived in the Windy City since last year,” admitted Rodriguez Poleo. “Mayor Brandon Johnson estimates Chicago will spend roughly $255 million on the migrant crisis in 2023.”

Many Chicago residents weren’t happy with the worsening situation, even before the Mayor’s latest bid to house newly arriving migrants.

“South Shore activists Natasha Dunn, Jimmy Darnell Jones and others filed the lawsuit in September against the city, Democratic mayor Brandon Johnson and Chicago public schools,” reported Rodriguez Poleo. “The plaintiffs claim the use of public buildings to house migrants is a nuisance to the community and accuses officials of violating codes as they desperately search for room to shelter asylum seekers. If the suit is successful, Mayor Johnson would be prevented from disrupting park programs, violating zoning laws, and would have to fully disclose how much money the city is spending on migrants.”

“Brighton Park residents are suing the city of Chicago for a temporary restraining order on the 38th and California migrant tent city,” tweeted the 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner on December 4, 2023. “At the hearing, it was revealed the city never issued construction permits for the tent city The city is arguing that residents can’t hold the city accountable to follow its own zoning and building codes.”

“The Brandon Johnson administration is basically saying that the city doesn’t have to follow its own building codes and laws,” fumed the outlet. “The city is also arguing that the soil is safe as long as you don’t eat it.”

Chicago residents sue city to stop plans for migrant tent camp,” added Sabrina Franza on November 3 for CBS News.