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Lightfoot Demands Abbott Not Send More Migrants to Chicago

Lightfoot Demands Abbott Not Send More Migrants to Chicago

TX Gov. Greg Abbott has sent illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities since April 2022.

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott not send more migrants to the so-called sanctuary city.

“The City of Chicago is aware that the State of Texas is planning to resume bussing individuals and families to cities throughout the United States, including Chicago, starting Monday, May 1st,” Lightfoot wrote. “I am, yet again, appealing to your better nature and asking that you stop this inhumane and dangerous action.”

Abbott has been sending migrants to cities claiming to be illegal immigrants’ sanctuaries. Chicago started receiving them in the fall.

The influx of illegal immigrants has overwhelmed Texas border towns, which are nowhere near the size of Chicago.

But Lightfoot complained the city has no more room. She also tries to cast Abbott as a non-caring governor while telling him not to send them. The lack of self-awareness:

Nearly all the migrants have been in dire need of food, water, and clothing and many needed extensive medical care. Some of the individuals you placed on buses were women in active labor, and some were victims of sexual assault. None of these urgent needs were addressed in Texas. Instead, these individuals and families were packed onto buses and shipped across the country like freight without regard to their personal circumstances.

Chicago is a Welcoming City and we collaborate with County, State, and community partners to rise to this challenge, but your lack of consideration or coordination in an attempt to cause chaos and score political points has resulted in a critical tipping point in our ability to receive individuals and families in a safe, orderly, and dignified way. We simply have no more shelters, spaces, or resources to accommodate an increase of individuals at this level, with little coordination or care, that does not pose a risk to them or others.

Yes, Lightfoot. Abbott does not care about the people, unlike you…even though you know the border towns have no room, and you won’t help them at all:

I know by your actions that you either do not see or do not care about the trauma these migrants have already faced and continue to suffer under the humanitarian crisis you have created. But I beseech you anyway: treat these individuals with the respect and dignity that they deserve. To tell them to go to Chicago or to inhumanely bus them here is an inviable and misleading choice.

Though I am sympathetic to the significant challenges that border cities face, this situation is completely untenable. The national immigration problem will not be solved by passing on the responsibility to other cities.

It’s not until the end of the letter that Lightfoot acknowledged she would contact the federal government and keep asking them to provide more resources.

Good luck, Lightfoot. The federal government hasn’t done anything for Texas.


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    pfg in reply to gonzotx. | May 1, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    “Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott not send more migrants”


    Good one, Lori. Vegas is always looking for new comedians,

      Russ from Winterset in reply to pfg. | May 1, 2023 at 7:49 pm

      Demand in one hand, shit in the other. See which one fills up first.

      diver64 in reply to pfg. | May 2, 2023 at 3:34 am

      It’s funny how great Progressive’s virtue signaling are like Sanctuary Cities until they have to use their own money to pay for them.

ChrisPeters | May 1, 2023 at 1:20 pm

Lightfoot is a joke, but the country would actually be better off if Abbott were to deport the illegals, rather than send them further inward.

    LeftWingLock in reply to ChrisPeters. | May 1, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    He doesn’t have that authority. Feds would step in immediately.

      ChrisPeters in reply to LeftWingLock. | May 1, 2023 at 2:47 pm

      The Feds might try to step in, but he has the authority, even responsibility, to protect his state. States DO have sovereignty.

        Ironclaw in reply to ChrisPeters. | May 1, 2023 at 2:52 pm

        Perhaps at one time they did, but then Arizona passed immigration laws were basically they would enforce current federal immigration law in lieu of the feds and got sued over it and was not allowed to do so

        NotCoach in reply to ChrisPeters. | May 1, 2023 at 2:54 pm

        States have tried this in the past and been shutdown by SCOTUS declaring it is the exclusive authority of the federal government. Congress can pass a law though allowing states to deport illegals.

          henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | May 1, 2023 at 3:44 pm

          We need SCOTUS to overturn the portion of the Chinese Exclusion cases that arrogated control of immigration to the federal government. Nowhere does the constitution grant this to the fedguv, and the 10th Amendment is quite clear what that means.

          Subotai Bahadur in reply to NotCoach. | May 1, 2023 at 8:49 pm


          Noting that my family has been deeply and personally affected by the Chinese Exclusion Act, and its companion doctrine of Extraterritoriality I have to say that the Chinese Exclusion Act and Extraterritoriality were repealed by Congress and the repeal was signed into law by FDR on December 17, 1943. On that date, under American law my father became legally a human being for the first time, and he celebrated by joining the Army even though overage. His service in combat with Patton’s 3rd Army got him citizenship at the end of the war. I did it the easy way, being born here.

          With respect, I think Congress does have the power to remake immigration and naturalization. Getting it to, and getting the Left to allow it are different matters. Article I, section 8 specifically authorizes Congress to “establish a uniform rule of Naturalization” and the last paragraph in Section 8 allows Congress to make all necessary and proper laws to exercise the powers granted it in Article I.

          Subotai Bahadur

          henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | May 3, 2023 at 2:25 am

          The constitution grants the fedguv the power of naturalization — that is, normalization of the rules for citizenship. It does not grant them power over immigration. Controlling immigration is in no way required to promulgate and enforce rules and standards for naturalization, it is progressive-era federal overreach. I sympathize with the plight of your family, but the constant, droning liturgy of my youth that “states are such fuckups, we need the federal government to do this RIGHT” is moribund, plague-ridden, and well-debunked by now. Our only salvation lies in more-local governments, which we stand a much better chance of forcing them to do it right.

Send her(?) pictures from El Paso (among other places in Texas and AZ, and tell her that the problem is in the WH, and they are just sharing the “wealth” of “visitors” and “refugees” to our land.

Start dumping them in DC too….

    Suburban Farm Guy in reply to Dimsdale. | May 1, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Send them to every neighborhood of every Democrat politician from dog catcher to Pelosi and Biden. Liberal SC justice neighborhoods for good measure, since it’s perfectly legal.

    They use NGO’s to bring them in, why don’t we have some to distribute them more equitably?

    jpwcpa in reply to Dimsdale. | May 2, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Mayor Lightweight is no doubt in favor of redistribution of wealth and other Marxist policies, and also no doubt believes that citizens of foreign countries should be considered an asset if they choose to take up residence here in the US. So, what Gov Abbott is doing should simply be considered a redistribution of assets.

Dear Mayor Lightfoot,

I am writing in response to your indication that you have no more room in your sanctuary city. Please direct your request to President Joe Biden to see if he can go ahead and stop people coming in to the US illegally. If he can’t help you neither can I.

Gov. Abbott.

Lucifer Morningstar | May 1, 2023 at 1:41 pm

Some of the individuals you placed on buses were women in active labor, and some were victims of sexual assault. None of these urgent needs were addressed in Texas.

Please correct me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t that have been the responsibility of the Biden regime to deal with the medical issues the illegals have in federal facilities before dumping them off in a nearby Texas city for the local governments to deal with?

She needs to embrace Chicago’s Sanctuary City status. It would also demonstrate progressive values if Chicago provides each illegal with $10k or so per month so they can perhaps settle-in and donate a portion to the Chicago Dem machine.

    LeftWingLock in reply to Q. | May 1, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Chicago is an expensive place to live. $10 K is OK for starters but should be followed up with at least $1 MM of reparations for the inconvenience of having to wait so long

      jpwcpa in reply to LeftWingLock. | May 2, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      And of course if the reparation payments to “immigrants” occur, there will be an immediate call for reparation payments to a certain other segment of society located in and around Chicago. Fortunately, the Democrats who have been running Chicago continuously for so many decades are big believers in thrift, otherwise it might be difficult to come up with all the money they need.

appealing to your better nature
HAH! Says the corrupt grifting Progressive.

Nearly all the migrants have been in dire need of food, water, and clothing and many needed extensive medical care.
Bullcarp. But this is exactly the same bullcarp you pull when they show up at the border to excuse not turning them away in the first place. (Which would save you all the problems you’re complaining about.)

Some of the individuals you placed on buses were women in active labor
*Picard meme* Oh, C’MON!

shipped across the country like freight without regard to their personal circumstances
IOW, exactly as you treat them – just a useful bludgeon against Republicans and non-progressives.

trauma these migrants have already faced
Which they willingly chose.

this situation is completely untenable
No s***, Groot! And your party (and all of you ‘sanctuary cities’) has made it such.

The national immigration problem will not be solved by passing on the responsibility to other cities.
You mean like you are doing?

nordic prince | May 1, 2023 at 2:11 pm

Beetlejuice doesn’t sound very welcoming or tolerant. Tsk tsk.

Dear Mayor Groot,

SFTU, nobody cares what your incompetent ugly @ss says or thinks,


The People of Texas

p.s. Go f*ck yourself, and hard

She was the minister to a Kennedy grandchild’s wedding, twice

Dear God

Increase the flow tenfold

henrybowman | May 1, 2023 at 3:46 pm

Sorry, Groot — your D is a victim of terminal shrinkage. Enjoy your new neighbors. You asked for them.

Illegal aliens crossing the city limits to enter the city of Chicago is the last step in a long list of crossings that had to be made in order to get there. The first crossing was coming across the U.S. Border from Mexico. That’s the one that should have been stopped—-for it was at that point that they broke the law.

Now in the neighborhood of 10,000, Chicago has far less than their U.S. population based percentage of all the illegals that Biden has let in. As a sanctuary city, that should be their bare minimum fair-share standard.

Goes to show the Marxists letting the illegal invasion is to move onto country but not in the Leftists areas.

BierceAmbrose | May 1, 2023 at 4:46 pm

Now do INS dark of night flights to flippable jurisdictions.

She’s erecting a wall to control migration.

Does that dumb broad think Texas is just one big city that can accommodate tens of thousands of illegals? Chicago is a sanctuary city. They’ve been shirking their duties for years. It’s time for them to give till it hurts.

Hold on a sec and let me check….yeah, the alien in Chicago has a sanctuary city so tough luck on that lame alien duck. Funny how all the virtue signaling is fantastic until they have to actually put it in motion.

CommoChief | May 1, 2023 at 5:46 pm

She didn’t list any alternative places to ship them to. Border States and Cities have been inundated by the unrelenting flow of illegal immigrants. If anywhere is ‘full’ it is the Border States and Cities so pick another destination, STFU or call up the Biden WH and suggest he close down the crossings and deport the excess which Chicago is unwilling to take in despite their claim of being a welcoming sanctuary destination.

Go piss up a rope BeatleJuice, you made “your” city a sanctuary hell hole on top of all your failed communist agendas. Crocodile tears……………..

Double the number!

    Reader45 in reply to Andy. | May 1, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    More than double the number. Keep the flow in daily, just like Texas is experiencing.

inspectorudy | May 1, 2023 at 7:33 pm

Where do idiots like her and Mayor Adams think the illegals should go? There are now over 5 million of them with another two million waiting to cross in May. Where do these MENSAs think they should go? TX and AZ are overflowing literally, not metamorphically. Beetlejuice should cry to Biden and his Gollum Precious (Mayorkas) to stop the flow.

RandomCrank | May 1, 2023 at 7:35 pm

The self-declared “sanctuary cities” are having their bluffs called. Boo hoo.

RandomCrank | May 1, 2023 at 7:40 pm

Texas should step it up. Include L.A., S.F., Portland, Philadephia, Denver, Boulder, and Seattle.

Voice_of_Reason | May 1, 2023 at 8:18 pm

NOBODY has the resources to shelter, feed, and care for millions of illegals. So SUCK IT Lori Lightweight – YOUR woke policy preferences created this problem and you need to experience the natural consequences of idiotic woke policies.

Lightfoot- remember 2 years ago when you called two of Chicago’s aldermen “racist” and “xenophobic” for opposing your “Welcoming City ordinance” prohibiting the police from working with ICE?? Well now who is the racist and xenophobe?? Chicago has an Amtrak station, keep them flowing in by plane, train, automobile and bus! If you don’t want the illegals, maybe you need to write a letter to Harris and Biden. Border security is their job!

The federal government buses and flies illegal aliens to communities across the nation by the tens of thousands each month.

But, an R Governor sending a few busloads at 50 per bus is all that you ever hear about in the news.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | May 1, 2023 at 10:40 pm

God to the Angel of Death:

Not Gordon you dimwit! I meant Lori!!!!

And at the end of the eighth round Lightfoot say’s “No Mas.”

Photoman42 | May 2, 2023 at 8:26 am

Lori has directed her comments to the wrong person. She should have sent her letter to Biden, who created the problem. Why does she think Texas has the ability to handle millions of illegals while her shitty city can’t even handle a few thousand? Typical of that clueless Mayor,

2 Subotai Bahadur in reply to NotCoach. | May 1, 2023 at 8:49 pm

My father and father in law both served in Pattons 3rd!

My father adored Patton

BierceAmbrose | May 2, 2023 at 2:42 pm

Trans: You got yr reality on my posturing. How dare you.