Greg Abbott is in a political conflict with President Joe Biden and his administration over immigration policies, for which he unilaterally decided to transfer migrants to New York, Washington, DC and Chicago.
Texas has spent more than $12 million through mid-August transporting immigrants to New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Democrat Lori Lightfoot: ‘Immoral, Unpatriotic’ to Bus Migrants to Chicago https://t.co/GUrauIGOIL
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The information released by ABC News, the spokesman established that the state agency uses a contract to charter the buses, which includes private security.
Despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sparring with the Democratic mayors of the three cities, who have accused him of using immigrants as pawns in their political agenda, he began the busing program after the Biden administration struck down a pandemic-era order that restricted the number of people entering the US
NYC Mayor Adams sends delegation to southern border amid clash with Texas Gov. Abbott over migrant buseshttps://t.co/lIPkjeJtlb
@NYCMayor Are the fact finders the same ones that work Twitter, Facebook etc? Are they both republicans & democrats? If not this is a farce
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Chicago became the latest city to unknowingly welcome immigrants as of last Wednesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for unity in the situation and criticized the buses as “inhumane” and “not the Christianity and the teachings of the Bible that I know.”
“My frustration stems from the actions of the governor of Texas,” Lightfoot said at a news conference Sunday after another migrant bus arrived. “There could be a level of coordination and cooperation, but he chooses not to do any of those things and instead tries to send human beings…not cargo, not freight, but human beings all over the country,” she added.
An Abbott spokesman said Chicago has received more than 150 immigrants on three buses so far from Texas. Abbott has no plans to stop any time soon, the spokesman said, asking Mayor Lightfoot to discuss it with President Joe Biden.
“Attacking the governor’s commitment to her faith is a pathetic political ploy to divert the conversation from Mayor Lightfoot’s unwillingness to defend her city’s self-declared sanctuary status,” Abbott press secretary Renae Eze said. it’s a statement.
“Where was Mayor Lightfoot’s outrage and condemnation of President Biden as he flew a planeload of migrants across the country and dropped them off in communities under cover of night?” she insisted.
For his part, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called Abbott’s actions “the worst kind of politics.”
“It’s hateful politics to raise your national profile and, you know what, you shouldn’t do it by taking away respect and dignity from people who need it,” Adams said.
Abbott responded by calling Adams a “hypocrite” because “New York City is a self-proclaimed ‘sanctuary city’.”