Texas buses migrants to a new location

Fox News reports that Texas is now busing illegal immigrants to a new location: Chicago, Illinois. 

This is part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) plan, which began being implemented in April, of demonstrating the severity of the southern border crisis to open border Democrats by giving illegal immigrants a ride from Texas to Democrat-run, non-border states.

Up until now, the two main destinations of these buses have been New York and Washington, D.C. Several buses of willing illegal immigrants have been and continue to be sent from Texas to these areas.

The latest

Now, in addition to New York and D.C, Abbott is also sending buses of illegal immigrants to Chicago.

Fox reports that two buses carrying illegal immigrants arrived at Chicago’s Union Station on Wednesday evening at around 7:30 p.m.

The buses are reported to have contained about 80 to 100 illegal immigrants, including 20 to 30 children.

Why Chicago?

Abbott released a statement explaining why it is that he chose Chicago as a destination.

The statement reads:

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.

“[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,” Abbott added.

Lightfoot responds

A spokesperson from Lightfoot’s office responded to Abbott’s move with a statement condemning it.

The statement reads:

As a city, we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families can receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection. This is not new; Chicago welcome hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance. Unfortunately, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is without any shame or humanity. But ever since he put these racist practices of expulsion in place, we have been working with our community partners to ready the city to receive these individuals.

This is similar to other statements released by Democrat politicians on Abbott’s plan. How exactly voluntarily busing illegal immigrants to Democrat-led cities is “racist” is never explained.