Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Complains that Texas Sending Illegal Aliens to Chicago is Racist
In the past week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas state government would be sending illegal aliens to a new location via bus: Chicago. Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge noted that Chicago is a “sanctuary city” where illegal aliens are allowed to settle in and not face any threat of deportation due to local law enforcement’s unwillingness to cooperate with the federal government.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week announced a new destination for migrants being bused out of the Lone Star State: Chicago, a self-proclaimed “sanctuary city.”
On August 31, 2022, two buses loaded with illegal aliens entered the US when they arrived in Chicago’s Union Station that evening. There were 75 aliens on that bus. Per several reports, the bulk of these migrants hailed from Venezuela.
After these illegal aliens were dropped off, Abbott put forward a statement where he announced that Chicago would be among the cities such as Washington, DC and New York City that will now be receiving illegal aliens who initially enter Texas. The Lone Star State’s border security and immigration processing resources are strained, which prompted the state government to launch “Operation Lone Star” in order to reduce the pressure that mass migration has put on Texas.
“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities.
Mayor 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 declared.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was fuming about Abbott’s latest announcement. On September 1, Lightfoot verbally lashed out at Abbott:
“Let me say loud and clear to Greg Abbott and his enablers in Texas with these continued political stunts, Gov. Abbott has confirmed what unfortunately many of us had known already, that he is a man without any morals, humanity or shame.
Gov. Abbott’s racist and xenophobic practices of expulsion have only amplified the challenges many of these migrants have experienced on their journey to find a safe place. The governor’s actions are not just inhumane, they are unpatriotic.”
Lightfoot, like her colleagues in Washington, DC and New York City, is getting a taste of her open borders medicine. These cities should be shouldering the burden of the open borders policies that they and their political allies in DC espouse.
However, red states should start re-tooling their policies. If these states are going to ship migrants to blue states and cities, they should specifically send them to the neighborhoods of open borders politicians, corporate oligarchs addicted to mass migration, and pro-open borders NGO workers. These people must face the consequences of the mass migration policies they promote.
That said, red states should push the envelope by taking border security into their own hands and build their own immigration enforcement structures.
The fact is that the US federal government is completely negligent on the issue of securing our border and crafting an immigration policy that works in the national interest. The solutions to the national question will ultimately come from the states.