Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has transported large numbers of illegal migrants that cross into his state to Democrat-run cities New York City and D.C. The strategy has drawn criticism from both the right and the left, but most agree that his goal of keeping these cities honest by forcing them to feel the real-world consequences of their open-borders stances.
In a recent tweet by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), the controversial mayor wrote that, “@GovAbbott is without shame or humility.”
Racism, discrimination & human cruelty have played a pivotal role in how immigrants are received at our borders. @GovAbbott is without shame or humility.
Chicago has been a sanctuary for thousands of newcomers, and we will not turn our backs on those who need our help the most.
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) September 1, 2022
Approximately 100 illegal migrants, mostly from Venezuela, who crossed from Mexico into Texas, have now reached Lightfoot’s city; now, she and her voters will see the cost of Democrats’ self-destructive policies.
Gov. Abbott recently stated that, “The first Texas bus of migrants has arrived in Chicago. Biden’s inaction at our border puts Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities. We’ll continue bussing migrants to sanctuary cities like NYC, DC, and now Chicago until the federal gov’t does its job and secures the border.”
Texas state Sen. Kelly Hancock ( R ) reported that Abbott’s $4 billion Operation Lone Star is working, but the federal government isn’t doing its part to stem the flow of migration across the border.
“I mean, we’ve seized enough fentanyl to kill every U.S. citizen. That means there’s over 300 million doses of fentanyl that are not on the street. We’ve apprehended, what, 300,000 [migrants]? And I’m guessing the people who are saying such things have never been down there to see the environment that these people are coming across … when we apprehend them.,” Hancock said the three-term senator and close ally of Abbott.
“Chicago has been a sanctuary for thousands of newcomers, and we will not turn our backs on those who need our help the most,” Lightfoot said, noting she is working with partners to ready the city to receive these individuals.
It seems like Abbott’s policies are achieving their goals. There’s no reason to think these deliveries won’t continue into the future. Who knows, maybe the voters in these cities will begin to wake up when they feel the real-world consequences of their policy positions.