Chicago’s Interference Prompts Abbott’s Decision
Abbott’s Response to “Sanctuary” Policies
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced an escalation in his strategy to transport migrants out of the state. This decision comes partially in response to Chicago’s interference with the buses traveling to the “sanctuary city.” Abbott’s office confirmed that since April 2022, over 82,900 migrants have been bussed to various cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, and Los Angeles. The governor has emphasized that this operation provides vital relief to border towns and will continue until President Biden secures the border.
Critics Accuse Abbott of Political Stunt
Mayors of Chicago and New York Voice Disapproval
Critics, including the mayors of Chicago and New York, have accused Governor Abbott of using migrants for an “illegal” political stunt. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson strongly condemned Abbott’s actions, highlighting the dire conditions migrants face during their journeys. He criticized Abbott for causing chaos across the country and called on him to address the issues within his own state.
Abbott’s Press Secretary Dismisses Accusations
Abbott’s press secretary, Andrew Mahaleris, defended the governor against the accusations made by Mayor Johnson. Mahaleris stated that if the mayor truly cared about the migrants, he would stop spreading falsehoods and instead urge President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border. He dismissed Johnson’s claims as false and urged him to focus on the larger issue at hand.
Record-Breaking Migrant Encounters at the Border
The situation at the border continues to escalate, with a staggering number of migrant encounters being recorded. This week, the daily record was broken when over 12,600 migrants were encountered in a single day. According to sources, December’s total migrant encounters have already exceeded 190,000 and are projected to surpass the previous record of 269,000 in September. Agents are reportedly averaging around 10,000 encounters per day, and Mexican sources suggest that more migrants are on their way.
Sources: Fox News, Griff Jenkins, Louis Casiano