Chicago man details how he's self-funding and using his property to help migrant families

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One Chicago man is making it his ngo to thief supply lodging and activity for nan galore of nan migrant families flooding nan city's streets.

Chris Amatore, president and founder of Manage Chicago, a guidance institution successful nan southbound broadside of Chicago that specializes successful conception 8 properties, decided to unfastened up respective of his properties for migrant families that had obscurity other to go.

"I've been successful nan existent property crippled for for illustration 20 years. So I person a batch of units, truthful I was conscionable filling nan ones that I had vacant that I was going to move," Amatore told Fox News Digital.

Amatore explained that earlier this endeavor he was not afloat alert of nan grade to which forbidden migrants were entering nan city.

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"I didn't really cognize thing astir nan migrant situation for illustration before, probably for illustration a period agone now," he said.

In early January, Amatore said he and his boy had gone down to nan "landing station" for migrants successful Chicago aft proceeding astir group "eating retired of garbage cans" and not wearing "jackets."

"So we conscionable went down pinch immoderate jackets that we had successful our closets that were collecting cobwebs and worldly for illustration that. And we brought immoderate food," Amatore shared. 

At nan time, Amatore recalled nan upwind forecast was owed to beryllium beneath freezing successful Chicago. After learning that galore migrants had nary spot to spell pinch nan impending acold weather, nan spot proprietor took action. 

He told Fox News Digital that he decided to return nan 54 group astatine nan landing position and location them successful 1 of his eight-unit buildings. 

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Now, Amatore says he is providing lodging to astir 500 migrants crossed 15 of his buildings. He added that he had to prosecute a societal worker for his institution conscionable to thief assistance nan migrants that are surviving successful his units. 

Amatore said helping retired has costs him upwards of $200,000, to salary for beds, pillows, groceries, and inferior bills.

"I went to nan shelter astatine 2241 South Halsted successful nan Pilsen neighborhood. And past I was conscionable blown away. They're putting 2,500 group successful this abandoned warehouse, and past [it's] each nan women and children," Amatore said erstwhile he visited 1 shelter.

"I sewage to spot retired of those 2,500 people, astatine slightest 1,500 are nether nan property of for illustration 10 aliases 12," he continued. 

Shortly aft he decided to thief nan migrants, Amatore began nan "Saint Christopher Project," an inaugural to employment migrants to cleanable up Chicago's streets.

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"I spent complete $13,000 successful 1 day, buying trash bags this and that, and we virtually cleaned up nan full Seventh Ward," Amatore, said. Over 200 migrants helped pinch nan cleaning and each received $120 successful rate from Amatore. 

Amatore said nan migrants began calling him Saint Christopher, which he later learned was nan "patron [saint] of travelers," which is wherever nan sanction for this task stemmed.

"All they want is simply a job. That's it. I'm telling you, they don't moreover want free housing," he said, pressing really overmuch these families wanted to beryllium fixed nan opportunity to activity for what they needed. "They don't want to beryllium successful nan shelter either. They want their dignity, and they conscionable want a job."

Although, not everyone is happy pinch Amatore's work. He told Fox News Digital he has received immoderate backlash for his efforts. 

Amatore explains that sloppy of immoderate pushback, he feels compelled to thief these people, particularly nan children, "in nan streets for illustration Jesus would do."

"I person nary agenda. I'm not making money connected this. I don't want to," Amatore said. "I'm not trying to beryllium self-righteous, but who cares why they're here? Help them. You know? I mean, there's group that request help."