City Plans to Use Wright College as Respite Center as Migrants Contin...

The city is running against the clock to house thousands of migrants arriving from the Texas border.

Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38th Ward) hosted a community meeting Tuesday night to discuss the city’s plan to use parts of Wright College on the Northwest Side as a respite center — a temporary location where 400 asylum seekers will have a place to rest, take a shower and receive a hot meal as the city works to find shelter for them.

Sposato said he found out 12 days ago via an anonymous caller that the city planned to use parts of Wright College in the Dunning community. Sposato said he wants to know more about the city’s plans before asylum seekers are moved into the school. That’s a message many community leaders across Chicago have echoed as the city struggles to find permanent solutions for the influx of migrants.

“I started making some phone calls,” Sposato said. “I called OEMC. The mayor’s office was in transition at that time. I found out on Tuesday, that they…

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