Chicago is still a sanctuary city, right Lori?
According to a Fox News report, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent more than one hundred migrants bussed from the southern border out into an Illinois suburb —and local officials aren’t happy about it.
From Fox News:
The migrants are staying at a Hampton Inn in Burr Ridge and a Holiday Inn in Countryside, according to reporting by WGN-TV. An estimated 300 migrants have been bused from Texas to Chicago in the past two weeks.
While Chicago is a sanctuary city and Cook County is a sanctuary county, the migrants at the Burr Ridge Hampton Inn are in DuPage County. The county’s sanctuary status is unclear. However, Burr Ridge Republican Mayor Garry Grasso previously said he would work to secure the border and “defund sanctuary cities,” according to WGN-TV.
“I’m the mayor of the village, I should have been told. I’m as frustrated as Mayor Lightfoot was in her not being told,” Mayor Gary Grasso said. “I’m frustrated but we’re dealing with the situation and I’m going to keep my residents and my businesses apprised.”
Lightfoot isn’t accepting any blame; she’s pointing fingers at Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
“My frustration comes from the actions of the governor of Texas,” the Chicago mayor said. “There could be a level of coordination and cooperation, but he chooses to do none of those things. Instead, he chooses to send human beings across the country to an uncertain destination.”
“He is manufacturing a human crisis and it makes no sense to me,” Lightfoot added. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker made similar comments, accusing Abbott of treating migrants “like cattle.”
Abbott has been very vocal in pushing back against Blue-city mayors, telling them to take it up with Biden.
“Mayor Lightfoot is attacking Texas instead of addressing the real cause of the border crisis: Joe Biden. His inaction at our border is putting the lives of Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities. Texas is doing Biden’s job to secure the border.”
Mayor Lightfoot is attacking Texas instead of addressing the real cause of the border crisis: Joe Biden.
His inaction at our border is putting the lives of Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities.
Texas is doing Biden's job to secure the border.https://t.co/zsqU9e0hHd
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 5, 2022