They’re Black Democrats. And They’re Suing Chicago Over Migrants.

January 24, 2024

“There’s a humanitarian crisis in the black community,” said Truss. “But every time we have a need in our community, we’re told that there are no funds. (Jamie Kelter Davis for The Free Press)Truss and other black residents told me that Chicago, which calls itself a “welcoming city,” has been very welcoming—just not to them. Her argument, handwritten in pen, was that the field house was “designated for recreational use within the community,” not housing noncitizens. One of her co-plaintiffs, Gerald K. Harris, runs the football program at the field house that trained her five sons.

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