Larry Myers

Daily Note

September 12, 2023

There is an intense debate going on right now about what do about the migrant crisis. In Chicago the Mayor’s office is talking about climate controlled military grade tents to get the city through the winter. I understand why people are upset (I am one of those people). Why is this suddenly a humanitarian crisis now? Why was this level of discourse and action not happening for years with Chicago’s own sizable homeless population? Where in the world is the federal government? When hurricane Katrina occurred FEMA was there setting up temporary housing. The scale of this crisis across the country is one of the things the federal government is tasked with handling, and so far there has no been show of action and competency. While political consequences are sadly too few, this feels like an issue that will have many if something is not done.