Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is now voluntarily busing illegal immigrants from Texas to Chicago, Illinois, Townhall reports.
This is part of Abbott’s response to the southern border crisis. Because President Joe Biden and the federal government refuse to address the crisis, Abbott is addressing it, at least to the extent that he could as the governor of Texas.
As part of Abbott’s plan, he has begun voluntarily busing illegal immigrants from Texas to Democrat-run cities. Abbott, here, is not only trying to lessen the burden that illegal immigration places on border states such as Texas, but he is trying to give non-border state Democrats a taste of the burden.
Previously, Abbott has voluntarily bused illegal immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C. and New York City. Now, he is busing them to Chicago.
Fox News reports that the first two buses of illegal immigrants from Texas arrived in Chicago on Wednesday.
“The buses arrived at Chicago’s Union Station at around 7:30 p.m., carrying migrants who crossed the southern border illegally,” the outlet reported. “An estimated 80 to 100 people were on the buses, including 20 to 30 small children. Many of the migrants said they were from Venezuela.”
Abbott put out a statement on the matter, saying:
President [Joe] Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities. 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.
Abbott added, “[Chicago] Mayor [Lori] Lightfoot [D] 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.”
Lightfoot has responded to the situation by personally attacking Abbott and by calling what Abbott is doing “racist.”
“With these continued political stunts, Gov. Abbott has confirmed what, unfortunately, many of us had already known. That he is a man without any morals, humanity, or shame,” Lightfoot said, before going on to label what Abbott is doing as “racist and xenophobic.”
Lightfoot has not explained what is racist about sending illegal immigrants, who voluntarily chose to be bused out of Texas, to her city of Chicago. Either way, Abbott is not going to stop – that is, unless Biden and the Democrats address the problem.
Abbott put out a statement saying, “migrants are flooding into our state at a historic rate, thanks to Pres. Biden’s open border policies. Texas will continue busing migrants until the President secures the border.”