Governor Greg Abbott warned Democrats and began sending illegal immigrants released by the Biden administration to Washington DC. Then he decided to send buses of migrants to the sanctuary city of New York. Now, buses from Texas are headed to the sanctuary city of Chicago.
On August 31, 2022, Abbott announced that he had already sent buses to Chicago and more were on the way.
Abbott said he would continue sending buses to sanctuary cities “until the federal government does its job and secures the border.”
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
“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans – and Americans – at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” Abbott said in a news 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 wrote.
In response, Lightfoot’s office swung at Abbott, who is being forced to absorb thousands of immigrants a day thanks to the inaction of the Biden administration.
“Chicago is a welcoming city and as such has collaborated across various departments and agencies to ensure we greeted them with dignity and respect. We understand that many are fleeing violent, traumatic, or otherwise unstable environments,” the statement said in part. “We will respond with essential services while these individuals navigate the next steps of their journey and our community partners have been working diligently to provide a safety net.”
“Unfortunately, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is without any shame or humanity,” the Mayor’s office statement said. “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
Lightfoot’s office complaining about 60 immigrants being bussed in meanwhile, below is a video showing what is pouring into Texas.
BREAKING: One of the most massive single groups we have ever witnessed cross illegally at the border is crossing into Eagle Pass, TX right now. The line of people went so far into the trees it’s hard to get a count. Hundreds upon hundreds. Coyotes guiding them in water. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ZjZIygarAv
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 13, 2022