Texas Ships Migrants to a New Sanctuary City – Governor Abbott Tells Mayor She Should “Welcome” Them in Chicago
By Ben Dutka|September 1, 2022
Texas Ships Migrants to a New Sanctuary City – Governor Abbott Tells Mayor She Should “Welcome” Them in Chicago

Texas has been making headlines for shipping busloads of migrants to New York City and Washington D.C. The Lone Star State wants to send a “reality check” to the Democrat leaders of these cities.

Texas officials have tried calling attention to our southern border crisis for years, but they claim they’re getting nowhere with the federal government. So now they’re taking action.

Gov. Greg Abbott is targeting another sanctuary city — and the first round of migrants has already landed.

This time, the border-crossers are headed to Chicago, which is a well-known sanctuary city and one that has historically been a Democrat stronghold. The first busolad arrived on Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m.

About 80 to 100 people were on the buses, and they were all individuals who crossed the border illegally.

Gov. Abbott said in a statement that this shouldn’t be a problem, given Chicago’s sanctuary status. He slammed Biden’s continued “inaction” at the border, then sent Mayor Lori Lightfoot a message.

Via Fox News:

To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.

Mayor Lightfoot loves to tout the responsibility of her city to welcome all regardless of legal status, and I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them.

Abbott’s office confirmed that Chicago has been officially added as a “drop-off location” for future buses, because “President Biden’s open border policies are overwhelming border communities in Texas.

Unsurprisingly, Mayor Lightfoot’s office claimed that Gov. Abbott is “without any shame or humanity.”

They added that migrants coming into the city is “not new” and they “welcome hundreds of migrants every year.” Clearly, Texas doesn’t see a problem with sending over a few hundred more.

When they sent the border-crossers to New York, Abbott said it was an “ideal destination” because Mayor Eric Adams always boasts about NYC being a sanctuary city.

Adams also claimed the migrants were being “forced” onto buses, but Gov. Abbott quickly set the record straight on that. And with Texas border officials saying they’re being continually overrun, it’s likely more buses are coming.

The crisis remains a major topic of concern for millions of Americans, and is likely to play a large role in upcoming elections as well.

Southern states other than Texas have also begged for help, and have started border security projects of their own. Reports claim the Biden administration remains unwilling to secure the border, however.

Key Takeaways:

  • Texas added Chicago to its list of “drop-off locations” for illegal migrants.
  • Gov. Greg Abbott said Mayor Lori Lightfoot should welcome the buses, because she welcomes all migrants “regardless of legal status.”
  • Texas and other southern states continue to take strides to battle the border crisis, and claim the Biden administration has done little to help.

Source: Fox News

Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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