Chicago has now welcomed 1,452 migrants since they began arriving at the beginning of September. Texas Governor Greg Abbott began bussing migrants out of his state which sees about 1,000 or more migrants each day as they cross the border from Mexico to Texas.
Governor Abbott began bussing migrants to Washington D.C. in April this year as a sign to President Joe Biden that he needed to do something about the rush of migrants crossing the border. Shortly after, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey followed and also began busing migrants out of its state.
Then in August, Governor Abbott started busing migrants to New York City.
This only caused Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to declare a disaster proclamation on September 14.
Many of the migrants are not from Mexico but they are seeking asylum from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
In spite of the surge in the number of migrants, Chicago and the state of Illinois is a welcoming the migrants.
Joe Dutra the public affairs director with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services said in a statement:
“Illinois is a welcoming state. We are committed to assisting each family and individual, providing human services with respect and dignity.”
One of the migrants was thankful to the city of Chicago. Venezuelan Xavier Linarez who arrived with his family said:
“I give thanks to God for all the people that have helped us.”
The United States does not have a repatriation agreement with Venezuela under Title 42. So it is nearly impossible to deport these citizens back to their home country.
The number of migrants arriving in Texas continues daily.
How would you handle the migrants entering your city?