You would think the mayor of a sanctuary city would be thanking border state governors for sending illegal immigrants to a more accepting place — but no!
Mayors of New York City, Washington D.C., and now Chicago are up in arms, raging against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as his administration sends busloads of illegal border crossers to their towns.
Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been the most vocal critic of Abbott’s plan and totally lost her mind during a press conference this week.
“I’m happy to take and drain Texas of all of its residents. I wouldn’t want to live in a state with a governor like that,” Lightfoot said.
Abbott announced Wednesday that he’d sent the first bus of illegal migrants to Chicago after sending buses from the border for months to Washington, D.C. and for weeks to New York City. The Windy City has received 75 people from the effort, Lightfoot said.
“Governor Abbott has confirmed what unfortunately many of us had already known that he is a man without any morals, humanity or shame,” Lightfoot said.
It was only a matter of time before she dropped the racist card.
“Governor Abbott’s racist and xenophobic practices of expulsion only have amplified the challenges many of these migrants have experienced on their journey to find a safe place. The governor’s actions are not inhumane, they are unpatriotic. This cannot be who we are as Americans. We have to stand for a different and better set of principles,” Lightfoot said.
Meanwhile, didn’t the Biden administration fly illegal migrants in the dead of night to various army bases in GOP states? Weren’t they secretly trafficking illegal border crossers across state lines without providing mayors with prior knowledge?
Where was Ms. Lightfoot’s outrage then?
“If the mayor wants a solution to this humanitarian crisis, she should stop complaining and call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border—something the President continues failing to do,” Abbott said.
It’s fascinating that progressive mayors of sanctuary cities are so disgruntled over busloads of migrants landing in their cities. As open, warm and welcoming as they claim to be, these mayors are certainly showing a different face in the media.
Author: Asa McCue