President Joe Biden’s border crisis has now found its way into Chicago. The Windy City received its first two busloads of illegal migrants on Wednesday evening, which carried roughly 80 to 100 individuals.
Many of the riders said they were from Venezuela, and reportedly there were 20 to 30 small children.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott puts the blame squarely at the feet of the White House for ignoring what has been a record year for border crossings. He also notes that so-called “sanctuary cities” such as Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago will continue to receive buses of migrants.
Abbott said the Chicago mayor revels in her city’s welcome to all regardless of their legal status. He added that he wants to see “this responsibility in action.”
Far from being what many on the left labeled as a short-term publicity stunt, Abbott’s program is spreading the burden of open borders across the country. And particularly to Democratic-run cities that offer “sanctuary.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed Abbott for what she called an “inhumane” stunt. She declared the governor’s actions “immoral” and “unpatriotic” and said it “defies the values of who we are as Americans.”
BREAKING: Two migrant buses from TX just arrived in Chicago, a sanctuary city, for the very first time. Some of the men flashed a thumbs up to our @FoxNews cameras & also thanked President Biden. Chicago now added to Gov. Abbott’s bus list w/ D.C. & NYC. https://t.co/jZxjtlbgKt
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 1, 2022
A spokesperson with Lightfoot’s office boasted that Chicago welcomes “hundreds of migrants every year” into the city and offers assistance to each.
Hundreds. In the current fiscal year, the southern border states have seen upwards of two million illegal migrants cross the border. And Chicago brags about rolling out the red carpet for “hundreds.”
The spokesperson went on to call Abbott’s program “racist” and smeared the Texas governor as being “without any shame or humanity.”
Lightfoot’s rhetoric and that of her office is echoed by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who called Abbott’s busing actions “horrific.” Abbott is not slightly deterred, saying that NYC is the “ideal destination” for the illegal migrants.
Abbott went on to thank the sanctuary cities for welcoming migrants “with open arms” so that border communities that have been overrun during Biden’s crisis can get some relief. So-called sanctuary cities are only getting what they so loudly asked for.