Migrants bused to Chicago: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticizes Pritzker, Lightfoot for migrant ‘dump’ in suburbs like Elk Grove

Migrants bused to Chicago: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticizes Pritzker, Lightfoot for migrant ‘dump’ in suburbs like Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Ailing. (TOC) — Since August 31, the town of Chicago has acquired greater than 360 migrants despatched right here from the southern border by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Over the weekend, a number of CTA buses took migrants who’d been bussed from Texas to Chicago out to a resort in Elk Grove Village.

The confusion and frustration that adopted has prompted some guarantees of higher coordination sooner or later, however now Texas’ governor is ramping up the confrontation with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.

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The La Quinta Inn in Elk Grove Village is now the non permanent residence for about 90 migrants who arrived right here on Saturday after an extended bus experience from Texas to Chicago.

The younger women and men from Venezuela are simply the newest group caught in the midst of the border disaster that the Texas governor can be making a disaster for “sanctuary cities” like Chicago.

Elk Grove Mayor Craig Johnson stated initially the village was caught off guard and given little or no info from the state.

“Two wrongs do not make a proper,” Johnson stated. “So in case you’re upset about being blindsided, do not flip round and blindside these neighboring communities in your state. It isn’t proper.”

Johnson stated Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot referred to as to apologize on Sunday for the dearth of communication, saying the state was in cost. The 2 agreed to coordinate sooner or later.

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On Monday, Governor Pritzker stated the state gave discover as shortly as potential as companies scrambled to seek out shelter for the migrants that they received no discover about.

“And this has to don’t with we’re choosing some suburb, however moderately there occurs to be a resort that is obtainable that has the suitable variety of rooms for us to ship asylum seekers to,” Pritzker.

“We need to care for individuals, that is not a difficulty,” Johnson stated. “We simply need to make it possible for our security and welfare for well being points was addressed. As soon as they assured us how that they had taken care of it and we had nothing to fret about, we’re positive with it.”

However the confrontation between the governors continued.

“These Democrat elites are absolute hypocrites, and now their hypocrisy is on full show for all the nation. Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot have been complaining about a couple of hundred migrants being bused into self-declared sanctuary metropolis Chicago, then flip round and dump them within the suburbs for Republican mayors to take care of,” stated Renae Eze, Governor Abbott’s press secretary, stated in an announcement.

“That is all a political recreation for Governor Abbott and admittedly, it is merciless,” Pritzker stated.

The governor’s workplace stated the state is paying the resort payments for the migrants, who’re all now right here legally with work visas. The mayor of Elk Grove stated some have already discovered jobs there.

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