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Williams Perdomo

The immigration crisis continues to affect several cities across the country. The latest to make headlines is the arrival of illegal immigrants is Springfield, Ohio.

City Manager Bryan Heck sent a letter requesting urgent federal assistance to US Senators Tim Scott and Sherrod Brown to address the situation.

Springfield has experienced population growth by immigration, which has significantly impacted our ability as a community to provide enough housing for all,” Heck wrote in the letter, which was obtained by The New York Post.

In addition, Heck stated in the letter that the Haitian population of Springfield 15,000 to 20,000 in the last four years. And that’s in a city of just under 60,000 residents. As a result, Heck explained, the massive influx of immigrants is affecting his ability to solve Springfield’s housing problems.

Overall, Ohio has a significant immigrant population. About 4.9 percent of the state’s residents are foreign born, and 2.4 percent of U.S.-born residents live with at least one immigrant parent..

Meanwhile, the crisis triggered by the arrival of millions of immigrants continues unabated across the country. Since 2021, when Joe Biden assumed the presidency, more than 12 million people have crossed the border illegally into the United States. until May 2024, As data obtained by The Center Square shows,

Biden has duplicated the secrecy requirement: Since the 2021 fiscal year, 12 million illegal border crossings have been counted, including “fuges.”