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Who pays when immigrants leave Chicago? – Chicago Tribune

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On a recent Tuesday morning, a family of three packed duffel bags outside an immigrant shelter on the Lower West Side as they headed to El Paso, Texas, where they said relatives were waiting. They had been in Chicago for four months.

Moises Sanchez, 24, was a barber in his hometown of La Guaira, Venezuela. He had the word “family” tattooed on the back of his head, behind his ear. He came to the United States via Laredo, Texas, with his wife and 2-year-old daughter for economic opportunity. The family was given bus tickets to Chicago by Texas state officials, he said, but he struggled to find work while he was there.

“From the moment I got here, I wanted to leave. I didn’t want to stay in Chicago. “It’s freezing,” Sanchez said on Feb. 13. “I can’t stand the cold.”

At least 3,194 people Received financial support from the state of Illinois Reuniting with friends and family in other states and U.S. cities since mid-November, according to state data provided to the Tribune. The state spent more than $620,000 on travel tickets and taxi fares to airports, trains or bus stations to connect with family and friends; city ​​and state officials call it “diversion and exodus.”

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