(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Parents in Chicago aired their concerns over public schools allowing illegal immigrant children to enroll despite their lack of health records, as schools require local kids to bring proof of vaccination and citizenship in order to enroll.
Jennifer Preston, a mom in the Cook County area, made a statement in an interview with Fox & Friends First, detailing the application process.
“Right now in the school district in which we live we have to provide residency, citizenship, health records and vaccination records on an almost annual basis,” Preston explained.
“I have a child right now, and I must have five emails in my inbox stating that my child cannot return to school next year without a specific vaccine. So it’s certainly inconsistent with what they’re allowing for the migrant children coming into the Chicago public schools.”
According to Fox News, a single elementary school will take in 40 to 50 migrant children. Dozens of high school aged kids are enrolling in several area high schools to finish out the academic year.
Preston slammed the city’s sanctuary policies as well. Tensions over the laws hit a fever pitch at a recent meeting concerning the take over a set of college dorms in order to house illegals.
“We are inviting in everyone like a magnet, ‘Everyone come here, collect all your freebies. We are going to give it to you.’ Every sucker in here is going to pay for it,” another resident said.
Preston also discussed the inconsistency of allowing migrant children into schools without health documentation, especially after city officials were so stringent through the pandemic.
“We had so many restrictions and policies in place a few years ago to the far, far extreme,” Preston said. “And I’m not suggesting we go back there at all, but there must be something consistent with what we are making our taxpaying U.S. citizens and residents do that is consistent with bringing in migrants.”
Chicago has struggled to shelter the immigrants coming into the city. Former Mayor Lori Lightfoot begged Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to stop sending thousands of migrants to the sanctuary city, despite her previous offer to take care of them.
“We simply have no more shelters spaces, or resources to accommodate an increase of individuals at this level,” she griped.