A member of the Chicago City Council has denounced the administration of Mayor Brandon Johnson for giving illegals freebies amounting to $9,000 each per month.
Alderman Anthony Beale, who represents the city's Ninth Ward, expressed his indignation to the scheme during an address made on the council floor. According to him, illegals are being paid more than $9,000 each per month in free childcare, housing vouchers, food, clothing, education, legal help and other services.
"Now, I've said this before," Beale remarked. "If you give me three meals, housing, childcare, education [and] a voucher for $9,000 – you know what, I'd come to Chicago too.
"That's what they're doing. They're sending money back to … Venezuela. [They're telling people] to come to Chicago because they're saying 'Hey, the good times are rolling there. They're taking care of everybody.'
"Now … when we have Venezuelans that are driving cars – where did they get a driver's license? Where did they get insurance from? And then you have Venezuelans being caught with drugs and guns; where are they getting them from?"
Despite being a member of the Democratic Party, Beale has become a major opponent of Johnson – who is part of the party's progressive wing. The incumbent mayor who took over his predecessor Lori Lightfoot has continued the sanctuary city's friendly policies for illegals, at the expense of resources originally meant for the Windy City's Black community.