The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating several of its officers for engaging in sexual activity with vulnerable migrants living in makeshift camps across the city.
These allegations, which include one officer accused of impregnating a teenage girl, are extremely concerning and further demonstrate why conservative Republicans have long argued against sanctuary cities and their policies that protect illegal immigrants.
Chicago has seen an influx of over 10,000 migrants since August 2020 when the city declared a state of emergency due to the overwhelming number of new arrivals.
Most migrants come from Venezuela and have crossed the border to join friends or family members, while some have been bussed to the area by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Mayor Brandon Johnson’s inaugural address in May 2021 declared “there’s enough room for everyone in the city of Chicago” despite complaints from officers about receiving “zero assistance” from him or his administration.
These recent allegations serve as stark reminders that allowing unfettered protection for illegal immigrants can lead to serious consequences both for those individuals and for society at large.
Sanctuary policies open up vulnerable populations to exploitation and abuse by criminals who take advantage of their status as undocumented individuals who are unable or unwilling to report such crimes due to fear of deportation or other repercussions.
It also calls into question whether local law enforcement can be trusted if they do not properly vet potential employees; after all, having police officers engage in activities like these with young migrant girls is a severe breach of trust between members of law enforcement and the communities they serve.
It raises questions about how much control local officials actually have over the situation given that many officials in California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois and other states are often overwhelmed by an influx of large numbers of migrants crossing their borders illegally each year.
This presents a challenge not only because it taxes resources but also because it opens up opportunities for criminals looking to exploit these individuals—opportunities that could potentially exist regardless if cities declare themselves sanctuaries or not.
The fact remains that open borders and a flood of illegal immigrants can be detrimental both on personal levels when individuals become victims of crime but also on societal levels when these same people become perpetrators instead—in this case preying on vulnerable youths seeking refuge within our borders.
As conservatives strive towards maintaining strong borders while protecting citizens at home we must make sure we recognize this dichotomy so as not be blindsided by similar events like what is occurring now in Chicago with its police force allegedly taking advantage those innocent young souls entrusted under our care seeking asylum here in America