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Chicago Chief of Staff Says Governor Abbott Does Not Respect Their Curfew

Tom Handy
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As recently reported, the number of migrants crossing the southern border is not slowing down. In fact, it may increase if Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is correct in an announcement he recently made.

President Obrador believes over 10,000 migrants will cross the southern border. 

If that is the case, then Governor Greg Abbott will probably continue to bus migrants out to Texas and into sanctuary cities. One city he began bussing migrants to last year was Chicago. 

Last August, Governor Abbott bussed migrants to Chicago as the number of migrants crossing the southern border began to increase.  

According to Governor Abbott, he has bussed over 10,700 migrants to Chicago. This caused problems for the former Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, as she struggled to manage and providing support for migrants who arrived. 

Now, Mayor Brandon Johnson is in charge. 

Deputy Chief of Staff Cristina Pacione-Zayas manages the migrant issues said according to Politico:

“Governor Abbott is not respecting our curfew of not sending buses from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. He is beefing up contracts with busing fleets and plans to send them 24-7.” 
“If the trend continues, that means thousands of people daily.”

Chicago residents have protested as migrants were moving into their neighborhoods and college buildings

Then migrants were housed at police stations and one migrant child was impregnated by a police office

Chicago plans to spend over $255 million to support migrants who arrived. 

According to CBS News, Chicago continues to receive buses of migrants from Texas. The number of migrants could increase in the near future if President Obrador is correct. 

Do you think Chicago can support more migrants?

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