One of America’s busiest airports is being used to house more than 400 illegal aliens in a section of the facility hidden behind black curtains, according to a report from Fox News.
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has become a focal point of concern over the dual purpose the busy transportation hub has been assigned by city leaders.
Chicago reporter William Kelly explained Thursday on the Fox program “Fox & Friends” that the number of migrants housed at O’Hare has surged dramatically from the 31 reported at the start of August.
Kelly noted O’Hare is among 18 migrant shelters in Chicago. Illegal aliens are being housed at the airport, but homeless Americans are denied refuge there, Kelly said..
This shift comes after the city took measures to address the rising number of homeless individuals at the airport, a situation that had previously drawn criticism toward then-Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
“Mayor Johnson campaigned as the people’s mayor,” Kelly said. “Sadly, the people are telling me that he’s the migrants’ mayor.”
The Chicago reporter expressed concerns over security measures for migrants, suggesting they might not undergo the same rigorous checks as Americans do at airports.
“There are millions upon millions of dollars being spent on this migrant crisis,” the reporter noted. “Nobody knows where the money is going, or what it’s being spent on.”
Kelly claims attempts to get clarity from Mayor Brandon Johnson have been futile.
“Sadly, Mayor Johnson must have taken Mayor Lightfoot’s course at Harvard on media relations, because he won’t answer my questions,” he told “Fox & Friends.”
The reporter painted a vivid picture of the ongoing crisis, describing it as “horrifying on every level.”
“One of the migrant shelters in Chicago is directly across the street from my building on Michigan Avenue,” the reporter related. “So I look out the window, and it’s like a scene from Mad Max every single day.”
“It really is a fail on every level,” he added, “the police are not able to babysit the migrants and arrest the violent criminals at the same time. And so the people of Chicago are suffering.”
Vianney Marzullo, a lead volunteer with the Police Station Response Team advocacy group, informed the Chicago Sun-Times that O’Hare serves as a temporary holding area for migrants arriving on incoming flights.