Sunday, June 23, 2024

What Colombia can teach Chicago about managing a migrant wave

From NPR:

Chicago has struggled to care for migrants who arrived from the border for the past two years. About 30,000 of them are from Venezuela, where the economy has collapsed. As vast as that number is, it hardly compares to the amount of Venezuelans who have immigrated to neighboring Colombia in the past decade. More than 600,000 have traveled to the capital city, Bogotá. WBEZ's Chip Mitchell and Anthony Vazquez traveled to two cities in Colombia last spring to document how the country has handled their arrival. Through interviews with migrants, public officials, humanitarian leaders and scholars, they learned what Colombia could teach Chicago and other U.S. cities about managing future large arrivals.


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