I wonder how long Mayor Lori Lightfoot will remain welcoming to the people.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state bused illegal immigrants to Chicago, another sanctuary city.
“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 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.”
At least for now.
Lightfoot is embracing illegal immigrants with open arms. From The Chicago Tribune:
Speaking to tired families and children, Lightfoot recalled, she “just told them that we would be here for them.”
“I think they were all very, very grateful after the journeys that they’ve been on traveling from their home countries and treated as coarsely they were by the governor of Texas, coming here and finding a completely different experience, I think some of them were a little bit surprised,” Lightfoot said at an afternoon news conference. “But I think as the reality that we are going to treat them with dignity and respect really sinks in, I’m confident that the burdens they’ve been carrying are going to be a little bit lighter.”
Lightfoot wasted no time responding, saying her administration had spent weeks preparing for the possibility and criticizing Abbott for what she said were “racist,” inhumane and xenophobic acts.
“Gov. Abbott has confirmed what unfortunately many of us already had known that he is a man without any morals, humanity or shame,” Lightfoot said. “Instead of treating these individuals with respect that they deserve or the due process that our require. Gov. Abbott chose instead to inhumanely load them onto buses, send them on a more-than-12-hour journey across a country that they don’t known and drop them off without any regard for what the next steps are. These are human beings. Moms and dads, young children, elders who deserve our respect and dignity. They’re not cargo. They are not chattel. They’re human beings.”
Does Lightfoot have any idea how many illegal immigrants are still in Texas? A lot and a lot more come across the border every day.
Lightfoot said she is “happy to take and drain Texas of all its residents” because she “wouldn’t want to live in a state with a governor like that.” She then accused Abbott of stripping “people of their basic rights.” Of course, she only brought up abortion because that is totally a basic human right.
Lightfoot also bragged Chicago is “a welcoming city, a city where we live our values every single day – a city whose immigrants and refugees have been a part of the fabric of the city from our earliest days.”
Well, Lightfoot is correct about the immigrant. Italian, Irish, Polish, and some Germans. There’s a reason Chicago and the surrounding areas have so many Catholics with a splash of Lutherans!
But no one is fleeing Texas. Everyone is fleeing Illinois and going to Texas.
Let’s not forget the women-owned small businesses closing shop and moving to the suburb.
Abbott’s office pointed out Lightfoot’s hypocrisy:
“Where was her outrage and condemnation of President Biden as he flew planeloads of migrants across the country and dropped them in communities in the cover of night? Mayor Lightfoot knows nothing about Texas’ busing strategy and needs to stop with the baseless lies and fearmongering. Texas continues stepping up and responding to the Biden-made border crisis, taking unprecedented action to address the historic levels of illegal immigrants, terrorists, and deadly drugs like fentanyl that are surging into our communities and overwhelming border towns,” Abbott’s press secretary Renea Eze said.
“If the mayor wants a solution to this humanitarian crisis, she should stop complaining and call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border—something the President continues failing to do,” Eze added.
The feds started flying illegal immigrants to New York in August 2021. Then-Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the administration put underage migrants on the planes. The New York Post report also showed adult men were on the plane.DONATE
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