Alderman Launches Migrant Data Portal, Improving Transparency On Care For New Arrivals
by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / September 8, 2023
The new website will provide weekly updates on the number of migrants in the city, new arrivals and other related data to the public.
LINCOLN SQUARE — The chair of the City Council’s Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a data portal to provide updates on efforts to help asylum seekers living in and continuing to arrive to Chicago.
Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) announced the new website, WelcometoChicago.org, on Friday.
The website will provide weekly updates on the number of migrants in the city, new arrivals, shelter locations and other data, as well as efforts by Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration and city departments to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis, Vasquez said. The data includes how many migrants are staying in each shelter, in police stations and other locations. Read more HERE