Posted on September 1, 2022

Texas Governor Begins Busing Migrants to Chicago

Bob Price, Breitbart, September 1, 2022

Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered a busload of migrants to Chicago Wednesday night. The delivery marks the expansion of sanctuary city destinations to include New York and Washington, D.C.

“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” Governor Abbott said in a written statement. “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.”

“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,” the Texas governor added.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) welcomed the migrants and likened their journey to that of his great-grandfather who left Ukraine in 1881, ABC7 Chicago reported.


The Chicago Mayor’s Office also welcomed the migrants, adding, “This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.” The mayor’s office went on to describe the action of Governor Abbott to transport approximately 60 migrants on air-conditioned buses as “inhumane” and “racist.”