Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has announced that he is now bussing illegal immigrants to Chicago, Illinois, in addition to New York City and Washington, D.C.
While Abbott had already been sending illegal immigrants via bus from Texas to NYC and Washington, D.C., he has now added Chicago as another destination. The governor’s plan is an attempt to force leftists in Democrat-run cities to experience the strain of illegal immigration that they advocate for, and attempt to ignore the consequences of in border towns.
The border crisis is not a Texas problem, it's an American problem.
Americans now see what Texas deals with daily due to Biden's failure to address it.
Joe Biden must do his job & secure our border. pic.twitter.com/wITwV3zkL4
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 29, 2022
Abbott sent out a press release to announce the decision to send illegals to Chicago.
“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” the governor said in the press release. “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 [Lori] 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 added.
First Texas bus of migrants has arrived in Chicago.
Biden's inaction at our border puts Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities.
We'll continue bussing migrants to sanctuary cities like NYC, DC, & now Chicago until the federal gov't does its job & secures the border. pic.twitter.com/RccsdIOXiI
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 1, 2022
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has already requested deployment of the D.C. National Guard twice in response to the influx of illegals, but the Pentagon has refused her requests both times.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) responded to Abbott’s actions by accusing him of racism and attacking him as having no “shame or humanity.”
“As a city, we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families can receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection,” a spokesperson for Lightfoot’s office said in a statement. “This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.”
“Unfortunately, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is without any shame or humanity,” the spokesperson claimed. “But ever since he put these racist practices of expulsion in place, we have been working with our community partners to ready the city to receive these individuals.”
NEWS: Today, the City of Chicago received confirmation that approximately 60 migrants were traveling to Chicago by way of Texas. Chicago is a welcoming city and as such has collaborated across various departments and agencies to ensure we greeted them with dignity and respect. pic.twitter.com/wJWEDtXLgZ
— Ryan Johnson (@Ryan_Johnson) September 1, 2022