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The ‘sanctuary’ hypocrites

By Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed Gov. Greg Abbott after buses of migrants from the southern border state of Texas pulled into the Illinois city late Wednesday.

“As a city, we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families can receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection,” a spokesperson for Lightfoot, a Democrat, said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. “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.”

Two buses of roughly 60 migrants stepped off state-funded buses at Chicago’s Union Station last night and were transported to local shelters. Chicago is the third city that Texas has begun transporting migrants to from the border, after Washington, D.C., and New York City. All three cities self-identify as “sanctuary” zones, areas that will not turn over illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement if arrested.

El Paso, Texas, a city whose mayor and congresswoman are Democrats, announced last month that it would also begin busing migrants across the country to alleviate pressure on local resources. The move puts Democrats in a difficult place, given that politicians such as Lightfoot are implying Abbott (a Texas Republican) is “racist” for busing migrants while other Democrats follow his example. The Biden administration is reimbursing El Paso for all expenses.

Migrants who illegally go across the U.S.-Mexico border are more likely to be released into the United States than expelled despite the federal government continuing to operate under pandemic public health protocols that allow for the immediate expulsion of migrants.

Migrants are taken into Border Patrol custody, and those who are released from federal custody are given documents stating that they must appear in immigration court to see if they will be removed, though these procedures take five to eight years due to the nearly 2 million cases already pending before the courts.

Migrants are permitted to stay in the U.S. and travel anywhere nationwide. The large majority have friends or family who will cover their transportation costs from the border. Nonprofit organizations such as Catholic Charities help migrants make travel plans upon release and sometimes pay for airline or bus tickets.

Texas has seen the majority of illegal immigrant apprehensions nationwide since President Joe Biden took office. That also means it is the most seriously affected state as more migrants are released into border communities than any other state on the border. Small towns such as Eagle Pass, a remote border town of 30,000 residents, have struggled to accommodate the 500-1,000 people released onto the streets each day.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Empower Wisconsin | Sept. 2, 2022

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2 thoughts on “The ‘sanctuary’ hypocrites

  • As long as the “illegals” stay in the southern, red, states and steal from the residents of those states then it’s great to have them here in the USA. Just don’t send them to a blue “sanctuary” city because then they will cry.

  • Thanks for the ‘Friday Funny’!

    Watching Mayor Beetlejuice say ‘ra*ist!’ so many times reminds me of when a kid learns a new swear word…and we’re forced to listen to them use it seventeen times in a simple sentence (because their parent thinks it’s ‘cute’ and makes them sound like a grown-up – smoking weed is tomorrow’s lesson). Eventually, nobody listens anymore, and the kid *desperately* starts looking for another word to spew…or demands to their ‘parent’ (press/media/woke) that they make *everybody* listen to them or be properly punished.

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