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Governor Abbott Responds to Chicago Mayor's Plea to Halt Migrant Bussing

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ends her term fighting Texas Governor Greg Abbott who bussed migrants to her State last year. On Sunday she wrote a letter to Abbott pleading for him to not continue busing migrants to Chicago when Title 42 ends next week.

The Mayor wrote:

“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. I am, yet again, appealing to your better nature and asking that you stop this inhumane and dangerous action.”

Chicago was overwhelmed by the migrants who arrived as Chicago was unable to keep up with the arrival of migrants and find them shelter. At one point, Lightfoot needed $53 million to support the migrants who arrived from Texas as well as Denver, Colorado.

Governor Abbott quickly responded to Lightfoot.

He wrote:

"If you truly want to 'work together to find a real solution' to this border crisis gripping our nation, you must call on the Biden Administration to do its job by securing our border, repelling the illegal immigrants flooding into our communities, classifying the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, and intercepting the deadly fentanyl that is endangering our country."
"You are right that 'this situation is completely untenable,' but this is not a Texas problem—this is a problem for the entire United States of America. Texas began busing migrants to sanctuary cities such as your 'Welcoming City,' along with Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, to provide much-needed relief to our overrun border communities. Until President Biden secures the border to stop the inflow of mass migration, Texas will continue this necessary program."

Do you think Chicago will be ready for a second wave of migrants?

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